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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 978: 1 B-17s and 8 B-24s are dispatched on a leaflet mission during the night of 4/5 May; 7 aircraft drop leaflets in France, the Netherlands and Germany.Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,

Mission Reports

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38118).
Organization: 549BS / 385BG of Great Ashfield, Suffolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Ridgewell (Sta 167) England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38118).
Organization: 549BS / 385BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Kreamer, Franklin H.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell (Sta 167) England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38564).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Hultman, Clarence E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#43-39146).
Organization: 603BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Bishop, David M.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6896).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: McCraw, John A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6920).
Organization: 410BS / 94BG of Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8432).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Althaus, Henry C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8694).
Organization: 839BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Sicard, Charles H.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Peterborough England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-24J (#44-48830).
Organization: 704BS / 446BG of Bungay, Suffolk.
Pilot: Inlow, Burdett S.
Notes: crash [of unknown type].
Location: RAF Melton Mowbray/5mi S 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: crashed due to engine failure.
Location: Clacton-on-Sea/ 7mi NNW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51K-5 (#44-11749).
Organization: 436FS / 479FG of Wattisham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Scordino, Anthony J.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Admiralty Pnt Range England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

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

Mission "Other operations"
Weather; Skywave
May 04, 1945

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
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Mission Targets

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CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Reconnaissance
Skywave1 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)
Aircraft Losses

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