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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

The German High Command surrenders unconditionally all land, sea, and air forces at Reims, France effective 9 May 45. General of the Army Dwight D Eisenhower says, "The mission of this Allied force was fulfilled at 0241 local time, May 7, 1945."

Mission 984: 231 B-17s are dispatched to drop food supplies at Schipol (154) and Alkmaar (10) Airfields, Vogelenzang (25), W of Utrecht (28) and N of Hilversum (12), the Netherlands; a total of 426 tons of food are dropped.

Mission 985: 15 B-17s, with 30 of 32 P-51s escorting, drop leaflets in Germany during the day.

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

Mission Reports

Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8640). Organization: 334BS / 95BG of Horham, Suffolk. Pilot: Sceurman, Lionel N. Notes: killed in ditching the aircraft. Location: North Sea. Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
34th BG Mission Report - Mission #176 Chowhound #6 source: 34th Bomb Group Mission List compiled by Gary L. Ferrell http://valortovictory.tripod.com
392nd Bomb Group Mission Reportsource: 392nd Bomb Group web page http://www.b24.net/missions/

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39993).
Organization: 612BS / 401BG of Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Nolan, James A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

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

Mission "8th AF 984"
Supply Mission
May 07, 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
2312290.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-095BG aircraft ditches sea
426 tons of food
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Mission Targets

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Schiphol Airfield
249 A/Cphotos (1)
VOGELENZANG, NETHERLANDS
Supply
37 A/C
UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS
Leaflet drop
HILVERSUM, NETHERLANDS
Supply
18 A/C
BERGEN, NETHERLANDS
Alkmaar Airfield
18 A/C
Aircraft Groups

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1ST AIR DIVISION
2ND AIR DIVISION
3RD AIR DIVISION
100BG
34BG
385BG
388BG
390BG
452BG
490BG
493BG
95BG
96BG
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
20200.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-0
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Mission Targets

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GERMANY
Reconnaissance
photo7 A/C
AZORES/ATLANTIC/UK
Reconnaissance
weather4 A/C

Reconnaissance
scout2 A/C

Air Sea Rescue
5 A/C

Special Op
1 A/C

Communications
radio-relay1 A/C
Aircraft Groups

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1ST AIR DIVISION
3SF
2ND AIR DIVISION
3RD AIR DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
7th Photographic Group (Recon)
5th Emergency Rescue Squadron
Aircraft Losses

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