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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 725: 1,137 bombers and 732 fighters are dispatched to make attacks on rail viaducts, marshaling yards and oil installations in W Germany; all but 1 attack is with radar; about 550 Luftwaffe fighters intercept and 34 bombers and 9 fighters are lost; the AAF claims 133-14-42 aircraft:

1. 406 B-17s are sent to hit an oil refinery at Misburg (243) and a rail viaduct at Altenbekin (118); 19 hit the secondary, the marshaling yard at Osnabruck; 3 others hit a target of opportunity; they claim 4-6-7 aircraft; 10 B-17s are lost, 4 damaged beyond repair and 160 damaged; 4 airmen are KIA, 6 WIA and 93 MIA. Escorting are 292 P-47s and P-51s; they claim 67-2-11 aircraft; 3 P-51s are lost (pilots MIA) and 2 damaged beyond repair.

2. 350 B-24s are sent to hit the Schidesche rail viaduct at Bielefeld (240) and the Misburg oil refinery (57); targets of opportunity are Hannover marshaling yard (26) and other (1); they claim 12-5-4 aircraft; 21 B-24s are lost, 3 damaged beyond repair and 53 damaged; 15 airmen are KIA, 6 WIA and 196 MIA. Escorting are 208 P-47s and P-1s; they claim 42-0-18 aircraft; 2 P-47s and 3 P-51s are lost (pilots MIA).

3. 381 B-17s are sent to hit the marshaling yard at Hamm (266); other marshaling yards hit are at Gutersloh (37), Bielefeld (36), Herford (24) plus 3 hit other targets; 3 B-17s are lost, 1 damaged beyond repair and 86 damaged; 1 airman is WIA and 27 MIA. Escorting are 132 of 138 P-51s; they claim 3-0-1 aircraft on the ground; 1 P-51 is lost (pilot MIA).

4. 36 of 36 P-51s fly a scouting mission; they claim 5-1-2 aircraft without loss.

Mission 726: 8 B-17s and 6 B-24s drop leaflets on France, the Netherlands and Germany during the night.

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

Mission Reports

303BG Mission Report - Target: Railroad Viaduct at Altenbeken, Germany and Railroad Marshalling Yard at Osnabruck, Germany. Crews Dispatched: 58 (358BS - 16, 359th - 13, 360th - 15, 427th - 13). Crews Lost: Lt. Jameson, 9 POW; Lt. Healy, 3 KIA, 2 POW, 5 RTD. Length of Mission: 6 hours, 25 minutes. Bomb Load: 6 x 1,000 lb H.E. M44 bombs. Bombing Altitudes: 23,600, 21,200, 19,300, 18,000 & 19,500 ft. Ammo Fired: 4,575 rounds.

The 303rd BG(H) dispatched 58 B-17s. It was later verified that this mission comprised the largest number of bombers airborne on any of the eventual 364 303rd BG(H) combat missions. One aircraft returned early: #43-37590 Neva-The Silver Lady, (Lt. McGilvray) turned back at 1025 hours with loose bombs in the bomb bay.

The primary target (visual or GEE-H) was the railway junction at Altenbecken. The last resort (PFF) target was the marshalling yard at Osnabruck. Thirty-six B-17s flew as the lead Group of the 41st CBW-A and twenty-two as the lead and low Squadrons of the 41st CBW-B Group. Near the primary target there were 4/10 to 6/10 patchy clouds with tops at 14,000 feet, which became a 10/10 cloud cover over the target. The cloud layer cleared over the last resort target.

The lead and low Squadrons of the "A" Group and lead Squadron of the "B" Group bombed the primary target with GEE-H equipment with unobserved results. They dropped 200 1,000-lb. H.E. M44 bombs from 19,300, 18,000 and 19,500 feet. The high Squadron of the "A" Group and the low Squadron of the "B" Group dropped 104 1,000-lb. bombs and ten units of T223 leaflets from 23,600 and 21,200 ft. visually on the last resort target when their GEE-H equipment malfunctioned. Photos indicated good results, with hits in the marshalling yard.

The lead 41st CBW-A crew reported seeing 25 to 30 ME-109s and FW-190s about 1115 hours, just before reaching the IP, but they did not attack the 303rd BG(H) formation. The 41st CBW-B lead Squadron witnessed dogfights fought by some of the 292 escorting P-51s and P-47s. Escorting fighters of the 1st BD claimed 67 German aircraft destroyed, two probable and 11 damaged with a loss of only three of the 249 P-51s. (S/Sgt James R. Durfee in #44-6523 was credited with a probable ME-109.) The "B" formations were attacked by a few enemy fighters that were able to penetrate the excellent fighter support. The attacks were sporadic and not concentrated and took place between 1100 and 1200 hours in the area of Dummer Lake to the target.

The aircraft attacking the primary target found meager and inaccurate flak. Intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire was encountered at the last resort target that resulted in ten major and nine minor instances of battle damage, six wounded crewmen, and the loss of two B-17s. Chaff effect was ineffective at the last resort target.

Returning crews reported that #42-97972 (No Name), 358BS, piloted by 1Lt. Chet H. Jameson, Jr., had been hit by two enemy aircraft at 1125 hours, caught fire between the Nos. 3 and 4 engines, peeled off to the left, went down in a tight spin, and blew up at 5,000 to 6,000 feet. The aircraft crashed near Bielefeld, Germany.

B-17G #42-97691 (No Name), 427BS, piloted by Capt. Richard F. Healy, was hit by flak at 1204 hours just a few seconds after "bombs away" over Osnabruck. The entire nose below the cockpit was blown out, and there were large holes in the cockpit floor.

More info on this mission at the 303BG website

source: 303rd Bomb Group web page http://www.303rdbg.com/
306BG Mission Reportsource: 306th Bombardment Group website www.306bg.org/
34th BG Mission Report - Mission #93 Bielefeld. Command Pilot: DEES. 13 planes dispatched. 13 planes dropped 35 tons on LR target. 13 Credit Sorties. Pathfinder bombing. Results unobserved. source: 34th Bomb Group Mission List compiled by Gary L. Ferrell http://valortovictory.tripod.com
351BG Mission Report - 35 aircraft were sent on this mission.

43-37571 Lt. F. P. Boettcher - Shot down by flak. POW 7, KIA 2.

source: 351st Bomb Group web page http://www.351st.org/ken.harbour
384BG Mission Report - 384th BG Mission Number 230. The 384th provided the high squadron of the 41st Bomb Wing "B" Group. The primary target was bombed using Gee-H, with unobserved results. Primary Target: Railroad Viaduct - Altenbeken, Germany. Target Attacked : Primary (Gee-H)

18 aircraft assigned to this mission: Completed Mission - 14. Scrubbed - 1. Ground Spare, Unused - 3

source: 384th Bomb Group web page http://384thBombGroup.com/
388BG Mission Report - The 8th Air Force again going up in strength, dispatched the 1st Division to Attenbeken and Misburg with the 2nd Division going to Bielefeld and Misburg. The 3rd Air Division, for which the 388th furnished the lead and high Groups in the 45th A Combat Wing, attacked Hamm, Germany. RAF Lan-casters of Bomber Command were dispatched on a daylight raid to Fulda.

23 a/c plus 3 PFF a/c were airborne between 0830 and 0850 hours. Assembly was accomplished with the briefed route to the target followed. The weather was about 8/10 cloud coverage but PFF method was used in bombing. Bombs were away at 1218 hours from 25,700 feet. The high Groups mickey equipment failed on the bomb run, so they dropped on the lead Group.

Meager to moderate flak was encountered in the target area with one of our crews (Lt. Daniels) being shot down. 11 of our a/c received battle damage. Two Jet a/c were seen near the target but did not attack. 2 a/c failed to drop their bombs due to mechanical problems.

25 a/c returned safely to base by 1442 hours.

Lt. Daniels in a/c 44-6626 "Thunderbird", was hit by flak on the bomb run and left the formation. With the cockpit filled with smoke, in anticipation of an explosion, the pilot sounded the bail-out alarm. The plane exploded and surviving crew members were apparently blown from the plane. The following group bombed through the parachutes, apparently taking one crew member down with them, (per German description of a "streamer").

source: 388th Bomb Group web page http://www.388bg.info
392nd Bomb Group Mission Reportsource: 392nd Bomb Group web page http://www.b24.net/missions/
398th Bomb Group Mission reportsource: 398th Bomb Group web page http://www.398th.org/
401BG / 613BS Mission Report - Another oil refinery target at Misburg near Hanover, was attacked on November 26th. Although the weather at the target was clear, an exceedingly effective smoke screen obscured visual identification and PFF bombing was employed. The flak was described over Hanover as moderate and fairly accurate. Photos disclosed that the target area was blanketed. All the aircraft of the 94th "A" Group returned safely. Crews from the 613th Squadron flying on this mission were: 44-6113 Scheller, 42-107039 (612th a/c) Campbell, 44-6506 Cox, 42-31591 Bradley, 43-38862 Carson, 42-31072 McGoldrick, 44-6508 Kelso, 43-37706 Steele, 43-38160 Carey. 42-40001 Weather Ship Locher.source: 613th Bombardment Squadron History
401BG / 614BS Mission Report - Captain D.V. Kirkhuff was the High Squadron Leader and bombing was by PPF with visual assistance. Heavy smoke screens largely obscured the target area. The strike was on and slightly to the left of the target. Moderate flak was reported by the Squadron over the target but no fighters were seen. Major McCree was the Group Air Commander with the usual 39 aircraft making up the 94th "A" CBW. The moderate and fairly accurate flak over the target brought down 10 1st Division aircraft and caused battle damage to 160 others, 12 of them being 401st B.G. aircraft. The 614th put up the following crews: 44-8707 Brown, (PFF & G-H aircraft), 42-32012 Utter, 42-38565 Richardson, 42-38330 Crozier, 42-107151 Morton, 43-38738 Spuhler, 43-97395 Wittman, 43-38646 Fondren, 42-102659 St. Aubyn, 43-38677 Moran.source: 614th Bombardment Squadron History www.401bg.org
401BG / 615BS Mission Report - The 39 aircraft of the 401st was part of a force of 300 B-17's and B-24's that dropped 862 tons of bombs on the oil refineries at Misburg on this mission. Briefing was at 0500 hrs with the weather ship taking to the air - it was IW-L, Serial No. 42-40001, later to be named "Paris Express." Because of a very effective smoke screen it was necessary to bomb by PFF techniques, although the weather was clear. Bombs were seen to strike in the target area and also to the left of the area. The Group put up the 94th "A" Group of the CBW, which was led by Major D.G. McCree. 1st Lt. D.R. Charleville flew the Lead of the Low Squadron formation. Captain Harb and Captain D.V. Kirkhuff were the other two leaders. The Luftwaffe still did not make an appearance although the flak more than made up for their absense. One aircraft received major and 11 minor battle damage. Flak was also observed at Ewolle and Hannover. The eight 615th crews flying on this mission were: 43-38077 Charleville, 42-97664 Maire, 42-102468 Djernes, 43-38810 Turk, 42-31730 Sombart, 43-37551 Sullivan, 43-38458 Grimm, 43-38125 Jones.source: 615th Bombardment Squadron History www.401bg.org
401BG / 612BS Mission Report - Oil remained the objective of the Air Force on the 26th November when a large force attacked the Misburg works near Hannover, Germany. Thirty- six of the 401st aircraft assisted on the effort flying as three Squadrons three Squadrons comprising the 94th CBW "A" Group. For the first time in many missions the Group found weather conditions more favorable and only a light haze was confronting them at the I.P. area, but ahead they could see an excellent smoke screen covering the target and drifting well towards the I.P. Not taking chances the leader started a PFF run with the hope that might be a break in the smoke. One did appear before "bombs away" which enabled the bombardier to ma..lsource: 612th Bombardment Squadron History
401BG / 612BS Mission Report - Oil remained the objective of the Air Force on the 26th November when a large force attacked the Misburg works near Hannover, Germany. Thirty- six of the 401st aircraft assisted on the effort flying as three Squadrons three Squadrons comprising the 94th CBW "A" Group. For the first time in many missions the Group found weather conditions more favorable and only a light haze was confronting them at the I.P. area, but ahead they could see an excellent smoke screen covering the target and drifting well towards the I.P. Not taking chances the leader started a PFF run with the hope that might be a break in the smoke. One did appear before "bombs away" which enabled the bombardier to ma..lsource: 612th Bombardment Squadron History
44BG Mission Report - Eight of the 67th planes bombed Bielfeld, Germany but with only fair results. Lt. Brownlowe led the high right squadron in the Group formation of 32 aircraft. The target was a railroad viaduct, but due to a rack failure in the lead aircraft, and a frozen sight, results were not as good as expected. Flak in the target area was practically nil and E/A were not encountered by our Group. Fighter support was excellent, all A/C returned safely to base. Bomb loading was 8 x 1000 lb demos. S/Sgt. Chaffin adds: "We flew Sultry Sue U again. This is our sixth mission and our "Air Medal" mission. Our target was a railway viaduct at Bielefeld, near Munster. There were no clouds over the target so I could see the bombs bursting for the first time. It looks as if a lot of lights are blinking on and off all over the place. I couldn't tell whether we hit the target or not - we came very close, anyway. Later I found out we missed the target as it was so small. 2nd Lts. Auracher, Milich and Appelin promoted to 1st Lt. 1st Lt. Bartlett and Holmer promoted to Captaincy. 1st Lt. Cloxton relieved and assigned to Hq. & Hq. Sqdn., 2nd Bomb Division, effective 23 November. 10 Cpls. promoted to Sgt. per paragraph 10, Special Orders 327.source: 44th Bomb Group web page http://www.8thairforce.com/44thbg
445BG Mission Report - Target: Misburg, Germany - Oil Refinery (abort due to weather). A/C Took Off: 31. A/C Bombed Target: 29. A/C Lost: 5source: 445th Bomb Group http://445bg.org
446th Bomb Group Mission Report
Bielefeld

37 planes attacked a railroad viaduct, but most bombs fell short.

source: 446th Bomb Group www.446bg.com
457th Bomb Group Mission Linksource: 457 Bomb Group http://www.457thbombgroup.org

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: A-26B (#41-39334).
Organization: 310FRS / 27ATG of Burtonwood, Lancashire.
Pilot: Clemow, Joseph W.
Notes: landing accident destroyed by fire.
Location: St Mawgan/Sta 512 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: AT-6D (#41-34619).
Organization: / 364FG of Honington, Suffolk.
Pilot: Crombie, William S.
Notes: crashed belly landing due to wether.
Location: Wisbech/ 1 1/2mi SE England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38011).
Organization: 349BS / 100BG of Thorpe Abbots, Norfolk.
Pilot: Millett, James J Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Woodbridge BS England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6160).
Organization: 413BS / 96BG of Snetterton Heath, Norfolk.
Pilot: Geesman, James W.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Chievres, Belgium Belgium.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8311).
Organization: 324BS / 91BG of .
Pilot: Martin, Thomas C.
Notes: killed in landing accident.
Location: Denain/Prouvy, France France.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28869).
Organization: 406BS / 305BG of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire.
Pilot: Kuntz, James G.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: RAF Manston #9 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50631).
Organization: 703BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hayward, Calvin W.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-24J (#42-51503).
Organization: 734BS / 453BG of Old Buckenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Conrad, Ray H.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Old Buckenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: C-64A (#43-35340).
Organization: 320TpS / 27ATG of Le Bourget, France.
Pilot: Collings, Burford E.
Notes: forced landing out of gas.
Location: /Sta 385 6mi from England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: F-5E (#44-23698).
Organization: / of Denain/Prouvy, France.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Denain/Prouvy, France France.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: F-5E (#44-23710).
Organization: 27PRS / 7PRG of Denain/Prouvy, France.
Pilot: Hanson, Howell R Jr.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Denain/Prouvy, France France.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: L-4B (#43-644).
Organization: / 4BW of Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk.
Pilot: Jester, Willard F.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Debach, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47D (#42-75857).
Organization: 63FS / 56FG of Boxted, Essex.
Pilot: Fahringer, John C.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: Boxted, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51B5 (#43-6644).
Organization: 82FS / 78FG of Duxford, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Shope, Herbert K.
Notes: bail out.
Location: Duxford Grange Farm/SE England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D10 (#44-14259).
Organization: 352FS / 353FG of Raydon, Suffolk.
Pilot: Kritz, Stephen J Jr.
Notes: killed in crash due to engine failure.
Location: Raydon, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D10 (#44-14342).
Organization: 358FS / 355FG of Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Kouche, Clarence H.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D15 (#44-14925).
Organization: 360FS / 356FG of Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.
Pilot: Pidwell, John C.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Martlesham Heath, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D15 (#44-15029).
Organization: 359FS / 356FG of Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.
Pilot: Traupe, William F.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Dummer Lake/ 30mi SE Germany.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D15 (#44-15308).
Organization: 359FS / 356FG of Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.
Pilot: Robertson, Louis L.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Dummer Lake/ 30mi SE Germany.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D5 (#44-11341).
Organization: / 2SF of Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Ceglarski, George W.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D5 (#44-13676).
Organization: 374FS / 361FG of Little Walden, Essex.
Pilot: La Croix, Lucius G.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D5 (#44-13823).
Organization: 38FS / 55FG of Wormingford, Essex.
Pilot: Klank, Walter C Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: RAF Catfoss England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

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

Mission "8th AF 725"
Rail and oil installation in western Germany
November 26, 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
113710733189.416-11-110-0-034-8-29919-13-316453BG aircraft crashes Kenninghall
491BG aircraft abandoned Belgium
91BG aircraft crashes Denain
445BG aircraft crash-lands base
351BG aircraft crash-lands Belgium
303BG aircraft forced to land Belgium
91BG aircraft crash-lands Halesworth
490BG aircraft crash-lands continent
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Mission Targets

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ALTENBEKEN, GERMANY
Railroad
viaduct118 A/C
MISBURG, GERMANY
Deurag Industry
oil refinery243 A/Cphotos (3)
OOSTERHOUT, NETHERLANDS
Leaflet drop
BIELEFELD, GERMANY
Railroad
viaduct240 A/Cphotos (2)
MISBURG, GERMANY
Deurag Industry
oil refinery57 A/Cphotos (3)
HANNOVER, GERMANY
Railroad
marshalling yard26 A/C
HAMM, GERMANY
Railroad
marshalling yard266 A/Cphotos (2)
GUTERSLOH, GERMANY
Railroad
marshalling yard37 A/C
BIELEFELD, GERMANY
Railroad
marshalling yard36 A/C
HERFORD, GERMANY
Railroad
marshalling yard24 A/C
Aircraft Groups

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
303BG
305BG
306BG
351BG
381BG
384BG
398BG
401BG
457BG
91BG
92BG
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
44BG
93BG
389BG
392BG
445BG
446BG
448BG
453BG
458BG
466BG
491BG
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
94BG
100BG
34BG
385BG
388BG
390BG
447BG
452BG
487BG
490BG
493BG
95BG
96BG
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
Aircraft Losses

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
91BG (3 a/c)
303BG (1 a/c)
305BG (1 a/c)
351BG (1 a/c)
381BG (1 a/c)
398BG (3 a/c)
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
389BG (1 a/c)
445BG (5 a/c)
491BG (15 a/c)
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
388BG (1 a/c)
390BG (1 a/c)
487BG (1 a/c)
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)

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
7326680.0114-3-313-0-19-2-00-0-9
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Mission Targets

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Escort
632 A/C

Reconnaissance
scout36 A/C
Aircraft Groups

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
20FG
352FG
356FG
359FG
364FG
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
4FG
56FG
355FG
361FG
479FG
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
55FG
78FG
339FG
353FG
357FG
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
Aircraft Losses

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
364FG (1 a/c)
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
355FG (1 a/c)
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
55FG (2 a/c)
78FG (2 a/c)
339FG (2 a/c)
353FG (1 a/c)
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)

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
51500.00-0-00-0-01-0-00-0-1
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Mission Targets

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IRELAND / UK
Reconnaissance
weather1 A/C
AZORES/ATLANTIC/UK
Reconnaissance
weather3 A/C
GERMANY
Reconnaissance
weather2 A/C
NETHERLANDS
Special Op
1 A/C

Air Sea Rescue
11 A/C

Night ops
1 A/C

Communications
radio countermeasures6 A/C

Communications
radio-relay14 A/C
ALTENBEKEN GERMANY
Reconnaissance
photo4 A/C
Aircraft Groups

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
25BG
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
7th Photographic Group (Recon)
36th Bomber Squadron
Aircraft Losses

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
7PG (1 a/c)