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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 822: 295 B-17s and 80 P-51s are recalled when they encounter a weather front rising to 30,000 feet (9,144 m) over the North Sea; 1 B-17 attacks Essen; no bombers are lost. Escort is provided by 41 of 80 P-51s without loss. 36 of 36 P-51s patrol the Siegen, Germany area without loss.

Mission 823: 10 B-24s drop leaflets in the Netherlands and Germany during the night without loss.

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

Mission Reports

Notes: Cancelled: weather; one group did not get notice and bombed anyway

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: AT-16 (#43-12977).
Organization: Hq / 56FG of Boxted, Essex.
Pilot: Stebelton, Samuel F.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: Boxted, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50509).
Organization: 68BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Ducki, Stanley H.
Notes: unknown.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51B (#42-106809).
Organization: 368FS / 359FG of East Wretham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Thompson, Henry L.
Notes: bail out.
Location: Scarborough England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D (#44-11334).
Organization: 360FS / 356FG of Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Martlesham Heath, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D15 (#44-15073).
Organization: 361FS / 356FG of Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.
Pilot: Schlack, Robet F.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Martlesham Heath, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

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

Mission "8th AF 822"
Essen
February 07, 1945

Notes: Cancelled: weather; one group did not get notice and bombed anyway

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
29513.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-0
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Mission Targets

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ESSEN, GERMANY
Krupp Industry
vehicles1 A/C
Aircraft Groups

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

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1ST AIR DIVISION
2ND AIR DIVISION
3RD AIR DIVISION
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
116770.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-0
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Mission Targets

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Escort
41 A/C

Sweep
36 A/C
Aircraft Groups

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1ST AIR DIVISION
364FG
2ND AIR DIVISION
3RD AIR DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
Aircraft Losses

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1ST AIR DIVISION
2ND AIR DIVISION
3RD AIR DIVISION
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
18180.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-0
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Mission Targets

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Chaff
3 A/C

Communications
Red Stocking1 A/C

Air Sea Rescue
2 A/C

Communications
radio countermeasures6 A/C
CONTINENT / UK
Reconnaissance
weather3 A/C
AZORES/ATLANTIC/UK
Reconnaissance
weather3 A/C
Aircraft Groups

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1ST AIR DIVISION
25BG
2ND AIR DIVISION
3RD AIR DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
5th Emergency Rescue Squadron
36th Bomber Squadron
Aircraft Losses

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