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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 981: 383 B-17s are dispatched to drop food at Schipol (249) and Alkmaar (18) Airfields, E of Vogelenzang (37), W of Utrecht (59), and N of Hilversum (18), the Netherlands; a total of 693.3 tons of food are dropped.

Mission 982: 15 B-17s, escorted by 8 of 26 P-51s, drop leaflets in France and Germany during the day.

Mission 983: 10 B-24s drop leaflets in France, the Netherlands and Channel Islands during the night of 6/7 May.

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

Mission Reports

34th BG Mission Report - Mission #175 Chowhound #5 source: 34th Bomb Group Mission List compiled by Gary L. Ferrell http://valortovictory.tripod.com

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38117).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Brooks, Edward N Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95216).
Organization: 753BS / 458BG of Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk.
Pilot: Montgomery, Donald A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D10 (#44-14130).
Organization: 343FS / 55FG of Wormingford, Essex.
Pilot: Cooter, Alvin B.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Wormingford, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D20 (#44-63620).
Organization: 83FS / 78FG of Duxford, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Egleston, Richfield (NMI).
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Duxford, Cambridgeshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D5 (#44-13720).
Organization: 79FS / 20FG of Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Rudnick, Vincent J.
Notes: bail out.
Location: Stoke Ferry/ 1/2mi E England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

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

Mission "8th AF 982"
Leaflet Operation
May 06, 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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Leaflet drop

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1ST AIR DIVISION
364FG
2ND AIR DIVISION
3RD AIR DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
801st Bombardment Group (Provisional)
Aircraft Losses

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