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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 222: 48 P-47s are dispatched to Eindhoven Airfield in the Netherlands; the primary target is overcast and 46 of 48 hit Gilze-Rijen Airfield without loss.

22d Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) based at Mount Farm, England, sends a detachment to operate from Attlebridge, England with F-5s.

General Dwight D Eisenhower establishes HQ Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF). Chief of Staff, Supreme Allied Commander (COSSAC) comes under control of SHAEF.

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: also VIII FC 243

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: P-38 (#40-773).
Organization: / 27ATG of .
Pilot: Maloney, K A.
Notes: killed in a crash due to weather.
Location: South Lincs/nr England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-38J (#42-68191).
Organization: / of Langford Lodge, Northern Ireland.
Pilot: Clark, George R.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Langford Lodge, Northern Ireland Ireland.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47D (#42-74669).
Organization: 350FS / 353FG of Metfield, Suffolk.
Pilot: Tanner, William F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Metfield, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

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

Mission "8th AF 222"
Dive bomb Glize-Rijen airfield
February 14, 1944

Notes: also VIII FC 243

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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GILZE, NETHERLANDS
Gilze-Rijen Airfield
48 A/C
Aircraft Groups

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
353FG
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
7th Photographic Group (Recon)
22nd Photographic Squadron
Aircraft Losses

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