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Mission Reports

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97843).
Organization: 508BS / 351BG of Polebrook, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: engine failure or engine fire.
Location: Polebrook, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6485).
Organization: 612BS / 410BG of Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: mechanical failure destroyed by fire.
Location: Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47C (#41-6233W).
Organization: 551FTS / 495FTG of Atcham, Shropshire.
Pilot: Heagney, John D.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Tibberton Grn Fm, Tibbrtn England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47D (#42-22462).
Organization: / BAD2 of Warton, Lancashire.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Warton, Lancashire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47D (#42-74640W).
Organization: 551FTS / 495FTG of Atcham, Shropshire.
Pilot: Casebier, Donald E.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Tibberton Grn Fm, Tibbrtn England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47D (#44-20063).
Organization: / BAD1 of Burtonwood, Lancashire.
Pilot: Backer, Robert S.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Burtonwood, Lancashire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51B (#43-12451W).
Organization: 554FTS / 496FTG of Goxhill, Lincolnshire.
Pilot: Pohmer, Wilfred A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Goxhill, Lincolnshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D (#44-14197*).
Organization: / BAD2 of Warton, Lancashire.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Warton, Lancashire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D (#44-14551).
Organization: 310FRS / 27ATG of Warton, Lancashire.
Pilot: Brasher, J E.
Notes: landing accident due to engine failure.
Location: Duxford, Cambridgeshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

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

Mission "8th AF Fighter Command"
Support for grounds ops in Holland
September 23, 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
58655910.427-2-60-0-014-2-350-1-14364FG crashes Sweden
339FG crash-lands Brussels
356FG crashes continent
9 AF 370FG (P-38) operated with 8AF
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Mission Targets

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NIJMEGAN, NETHERLANDS
Tactical
559 A/C
Aircraft Groups

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
20FG
352FG
356FG
359FG
364FG
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
4FG
361FG
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
55FG
78FG
339FG
353FG
357FG
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
Aircraft Losses

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
352FG (5 a/c)
364FG (2 a/c)
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
78FG (1 a/c)
339FG (3 a/c)
353FG (3 a/c)
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)