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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Lieutenant General Ira C Eaker describes the mission of the VIII Bomber Command as the destruction of carefully chosen strategic targets in Europe.

HQ 31st Fighter Group and 307th, 308th and 309th Fighter Squadrons move from Atcham to Westhampnett, Biggin Hill, Kenley and Westhampnett, England respectively with Spitfire Mk Vs.

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-17E (#41-9024).
Organization: 414BS / 97BG of Grafton Underwood, Northamptshire.
Pilot: Lawrence, Claude H.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Grafton Underwood, Northamptshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

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

Mission "Strategic Operations"
Unit arrivals and transfers in UK
August 01, 1942

Primary source for mission statistics: Mighty Eighth War Diary by Roger A. Freeman