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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 635: 178 P-47s and 149 P-51s are dispatched to bomb and strafe the Hannover-Bremen-Osnabruck areas and bomb Ahlhorn Airfield and the Mannheim-Kaiserslautern area, all in Germany; they claim 6-0-1 aircraft on the ground; 1 P-51 is lost and 10 damaged; 1 pilot is MIA.

Mission 636: 7 of 9 B-17s drop leaflets in France, Germany and the Netherlands during the night.

32 B-24s and C-47s are dispatched on CARPETBAGGER missions; 1 B-24 is lost.

Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,

Mission Reports

Carpetbagger Casualty Report
George F Bradbury , ASN# 0-699118, Navigator; of Athens, AL: KIA - MACR 9493

Alfons A De Vries , ASN# 36420245, Engineer; of Allegan Cty, MI: KIA - MACR 9493

Carl E Lee Jr, ASN# 0-758500, Co-Pilot; of Sacremento Cty, CA: KIA - MACR 9493

James G Pirtle , ASN# 39328818, Tail Gunner; of El Reno, OK: KIA - MACR 9493

Ernest B Skwara , ASN# 0-746915, Bombardier; of Cuyahoga Cty, OH: KIA - MACR 9493

James M McLaughlin , ASN# 0-690133, Pilot; of Springfield, IL: MIA - RTD following day - friendly fire incident - MACR 9493

Henry Stec , ASN# 32832390, Radio Operator; of Brooklyn, NY: WIA - MACR 9493 - does not return to Harrington

source: The Carpetbaggers http://www.801492.org/
398th Bomb Group Mission reportsource: 398th Bomb Group web page http://www.398th.org/

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95361).
Organization: 787BS / 466BG of Attlebridge, Norfolk.
Pilot: Bell, Francis J.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Bodney, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-24J (#42-100343).
Organization: 702BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Ott, August J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Hethel, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-24J (#42-51331).
Organization: 787BS / 466BG of Attlebridge, Norfolk.
Pilot: Williams, Archibald L.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Bodney, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-26B (#41-18081).
Organization: Hq / 3CCRC of Toome, Northern Ireland.
Pilot: Webber, William C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Toome, Northern Ireland Ireland.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: Mosquito XVI (#NS635).
Organization: 653BSR / 25BGR of .
Pilot: Lee, Robert L.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Warton, Lancashire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-38J (#42-67701W).
Organization: 552FTS / 495FTG of Atcham, Shropshire.
Pilot: Green, Alan S.
Notes: killed in crash landing out of gas.
Location: Bayston Hill/nr Shrewsbur England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47C (#41-6246W).
Organization: 551FTS / 495FTG of Atcham, Shropshire.
Pilot: Quinsi, Peter (NMI).
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Aran Mawddwy Mtn Wales.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47C (#41-6373W).
Organization: 552FTS / 495FTG of Atcham, Shropshire.
Pilot: DeAnda, Louis (NMI).
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Atcham, Shropshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47D (#42-26121).
Organization: 352FS / 353FG of Raydon, Suffolk.
Pilot: Rosatone, Anthony R.
Notes: forced landing out of gas.
Location: RAF Southend England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51B (#43-12460W).
Organization: 554FTS / 496FTG of Goxhill, Lincolnshire.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Goxhill, Lincolnshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51B (#43-6570W).
Organization: 555FTS / 496FTG of Goxhill, Lincolnshire.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Goxhill, Lincolnshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D10 (#44-14055).
Organization: 354FS / 355FG of Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Peglar, Warren B.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: RAF Manston #9 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D5 (#44-13728).
Organization: 2SF / 355FG of Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Burtt, William S.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Leckhamsyead England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: RDB-7B (#451).
Organization: Hq / 93BG of Mendlesham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Hamlyn, Raymond E.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Barkston Heath/Sta 483 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Mission Stats (Targets, Aircraft, Casualties, etc.)

Mission "8th AF 636"
Night Leaflet Operation, Sept 16/17 1944
September 16, 1944

Primary source for mission statistics: Mighty Eighth War Diary by Roger A. Freeman
 
Aircraft
Sent
Aircraft
Effective
Bomb TonnageEnemy
Aircraft
X-P-D
Enemy
Aircraft
(on gnd)
X-P-D
USAAF
Aircraft
X-E-D
USAAF
Personnel
KIA-WIA-MIA
Notes
980.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-01 abort: mechanical failure
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Mission Targets

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MERZIG, GERMANY
Leaflet drop
SAARLAUTERN, GERMANY
Leaflet drop
SAINT-AVOLD, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
TURNHOUT, BELGIUM
Leaflet drop
ARENDONCK, BELGIUM
Leaflet drop
HERENTHALS, BELGIUM
Leaflet drop
GOES, NETHERLANDS
Leaflet drop
HOEDEKENSKERKE, NETHERLANDS
Leaflet drop
TERMEUZEN, NETHERLANDS
Leaflet drop
LORIENT, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
ST. NAZAIRE, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
WEERT, NETHERLANDS
Leaflet drop
ROERMOND, NETHERLANDS
Leaflet drop
AACHEN, GERMANY
Leaflet drop
DUREN, GERMANY
Leaflet drop
HAN-SUR-NIED, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
DIEUZE, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
BACCARAT, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
BLAMONT, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
SAARBURG, GERMANY
Leaflet drop
Aircraft Groups

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
422BS
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
Aircraft Losses

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)