Aircraft Groups


305th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-17
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Wing:40th Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:1st Bombardment Division
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Squadrons:364th Bombardment Squadron
365th Bombardment Squadron
366th Bombardment Squadron
422nd Bombardment Squadron
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Details:Trained for duty overseas with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Oct 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF.

Began combat on 17 Nov 1942 and operated chiefly as a strategic bombardment organization until Apr 1945. Until mid-1943, attacked such targets as submarine pens, docks, harbors, shipyards, motor works, and marshalling yards in France, Germany, and the Low Countries. Bombed the navy yards at Wilhelmshaven on 27 Jan 1943 when heavy bombers of Eighth AF made their first penetration into Germany.

Received a DUC for a mission on 4 Apr 1943 when an industrial target in Paris was bombed with precision in spite of pressing enemy fighter attacks and heavy flak. During the second half of 1943, began deeper penetration into enemy territory to strike heavy industry. Significant objectives included aluminum, magnesium, and nitrate works in Norway, industries in Berlin, oil plants at Merseburg, aircraft factories at Anklam, shipping at Gdynia, and ball-bearing works at Schweinfurt.

Received another DUC for withstanding severe opposition to bomb aircraft factories in central Germany on 11 Jan 1944. Participated in the intensive campaign of heavy bombers against the German aircraft industry during Big Week, 20-25 Feb 1944. 1st Lt William R Lawley Jr, and 1st Lt Edward S Michael, pilots, each received the Medal of Honor for similar performances on 20 Feb and 11 Apr 1944, respectively; in each case a B-17 was severely damaged by fighters after it had bombed a target in Germany, crew members were wounded, and the pilot himself was critically injured; recovering in time to pull his aircraft out of a steep dive, and realizing that the wounded men would be unable to bail out, each pilot flew his plane back to England and made a successful crash landing.

In addition to bombardment of strategic targets, the group often flew interdictory missions and supported infantry units. Prior to the Normandy invasion in Jun 1944, it helped to neutralize enemy installations such as V-weapon sites, airfields, and repair shops; and on D-Day, 6 Jun, bombed enemy strongholds near the battle area. Attacked enemy positions in advance of ground forces at St Lo in Jul 1944. Struck antiaircraft batteries to cover the airborne invasion of Holland in Sep. Took part in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, by bombing military installations in the battle zone. Supported the airborne assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Sometimes flew missions at night to bomb enemy installations or to drop propaganda leaflets. Flew its last combat mission on 25 Apr 1945.

Remained in the theater as part of United States Air Forces in Europe after V-E Day; and, from stations in Belgium and Germany, engaged in photographic mapping missions over parts of Europe and North Africa. Inactivated in Germany on 25 Dec 1946.

    Commanders:
  • Capt John H deRussy, c. 15 Mar 1942
  • Lt Col Ernest H Lawson, c. 1 Apr 1942
  • Lt Col Fay R Upthegrove, c. 27 May 1942
  • Col Curtis E LeMay, c. 2 Jun 1942
  • Lt Col Donald K Fargo, 18 May 1943
  • Col Ernest H Lawson, Nov 1943
  • Col Anthony Q Mustoe, Jun 1944
  • Col Henry G MacDonald, Oct 1944

Air Force Combat Units of World War II, Maurer, Maurer: USAF, 1986

Accident Reports:Number of Non-Combat-Related Accident reports for this group: 61
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Missions
#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1November 17, 1942VIII BC 20Uboat pens and an airfield in France
2November 18, 1942VIII BC 21Uboat bases
3November 22, 1942VIII BC 22Uboat pens at Lorient
4November 23, 1942VIII BC 23Uboat base at St. Nazaire
5December 06, 1942VIII BC 24Airfields and industry in France1
6December 12, 1942VIII BC 25Rouen marshaling yards and airfields at Romilly and Abbeville
7December 20, 1942VIII BC 26Luftwaffe air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine
8December 30, 1942VIII BC 27Uboat base at Lorient, France1
9January 03, 1943VIII BC 28St Nazaire U-Boat base in France
10January 13, 1943VIII BC 29Steel and locomotive works and marshaling yard at Lille, France1
11January 23, 1943VIII BC 30The port area of Lorient, France
12January 27, 1943VIII BC 31Naval base at Wilhelmshaven, Germany1
13February 02, 1943VIII BC 32Hamm marshaling yards
14February 04, 1943VIII BC 33Hamm, Germany marshalling yards2
15February 14, 1943VIII BC 34Hamm, Germany marshalling yards
16February 16, 1943VIII BC 36Port area of St. Nazaire, France2
17February 26, 1943VIII BC 37Bremen (P), Wilhelmshaven (O)3
18February 27, 1943VIII BC 38U-boat pens, port and naval facilities at Brest, France
19March 04, 1943VIII BC 39Hamm, Germany marshaling yards
20March 06, 1943VIII BC 40Power plant, bridge and the port area at Lorient, France
21March 08, 1943VIII BC 41Rouen France marshaling yards1
22March 12, 1943VIII BC 42Rouen-Sotteville marshalling yard
23March 13, 1943VIII BC 43Amiens, France marshaling yards
24March 17, 1943VIII BC 44Rouen-Sotteville marshaling yard
25March 18, 1943VIII BC 45Vegesack, Germany submarine yards
26March 22, 1943VIII BC 46Wilhelmshaven, Germany Uboat yards
27March 28, 1943VIII BC 47Rouen-Sotteville marshaling yard
28March 31, 1943VIII BC 48Rotterdam, Netherlands shipyards and dock areas1
29April 04, 1943VIII BC 49Paris, France Renault armament and motor works3
30April 05, 1943VIII BC 50Antwerp, Belgium industrial areas
31April 16, 1943VIII BC 51Brest and Lorient Uboat bases1
32April 17, 1943VIII BC 52Bremen, Germany Focke-Wulf factory
33May 01, 1943VIII BC 53Sainte-Nazaire, France U-boat base and shipyard1
34May 04, 1943VIII BC 54Ford and General Motors plants at Antwerp, Belgium
35May 13, 1943VIII BC 55Avions Potez aircraft factory at Meaulte, France1
36May 14, 1943VIII BC 56Uboat yards and base at Kiel, Germany; Antwerp industrial area; Courtrai a/f; IJMuiden power plant
37May 15, 1943VIII BC 57Airfield and naval installations in Germany
38May 17, 1943VIII BC 58Lorient, France Uboat base and port area4
39May 19, 1943VIII BC 59Kiel, Germany Uboat yards4
40May 21, 1943VIII BC 60Wilhelmshaven, Germany Uboat base
41May 29, 1943VIII BC 61St. Nazaire Uboat base3
42June 11, 1943VIII BC 62Wilhelmshaven, Germany Uboat base; Cuxhaven port
43June 13, 1943VIII BC 63Bremen, Germany Uboat yards1
44June 22, 1943VIII BC 65Huls, Germany and Antwerp1
45June 23, 1943VIII BC 66Villacoublay and Bernay St. Martin in France
46June 25, 1943VIII BC 67Bremen and Hamburg; targets of opportunity1
47June 26, 1943VIII BC 68French airfields
48June 28, 1943VIII BC 69St. Nazaire Uboat pens / Beaumont-le-Roger airfield
49June 29, 1943VIII BC 70Villacoublay air depot and Triqueville airfield
50July 04, 1943VIII BC 71Aircraft factories at Le Mans and Nantes, France2
51July 10, 1943VIII BC 72Caen/Carpiquet and Abbevile/Drucat airfields
52July 14, 1943VIII BC 73Villacoublay air depot and airfields at Amiens, Paris Le Borget1
53July 17, 1943VIII BC 74Rail at Hannover, Germany and aviation industry at Hamburg, Germany
54July 24, 1943VIII BC 75Ports and industry at three sites in Norway
55July 26, 1943VIII BC 77Hannover, Germany rubber factories1
56July 28, 1943VIII BC 78Aviation industry in Germany1
57July 29, 1943VIII BC 79Naval and industrial works at Kiel, Warnemunde
58August 12, 1943VIII BC 81Industrial targets in the Ruhr1
59August 15, 1943VIII BC 82Airfields in France and the Netherlands
60August 16, 1943VIII BC 83Airfields in France
61August 17, 1943VIII BC 84Aviation and industrial targets in Germany2
62August 19, 1943VIII BC 85Airfields in the Netherlands1
63August 24, 1943VIII BC 86Air depot and airfields in France
64August 27, 1943VIII BC 87V-weapon sites in France1
65August 31, 1943VIII BC 88Aviation sites in France
66September 03, 1943VIII BC 90Airfields in France
67September 06, 1943VIII BC 91Aircraft and bearing factories in and around Stuttgart, Germany5
68September 07, 1943VIII BC 92Airfields in Holland, Belgium; V-weapons sites in France
69September 09, 1943VIII BC 94Operation STARKEY: rehearsal for the invasion of France
70September 15, 1943VIII BC 95Aviation industry in France
71September 16, 1943VIII BC 97Ports and airfields in France
72September 23, 1943VIII BC 100Airfields and ports in western France
73September 27, 1943VIII BC 104Port area of Emden, Germany
74October 02, 1943VIII BC 106Industrial area of Emden, Germany
75October 04, 1943VIII BC 108Targets in Germany1
76October 08, 1943VIII BC 111Bremen and Vegesack, Germany ship yards1
77October 09, 1943VIII BC 113Industrial targets and ports in Germany
78October 10, 1943VIII BC 114Railroads and waterways in and around Munster, Germany
79October 14, 1943VIII BC 115City area and ball bearing plants at Schweinfurt, Germany13
80October 20, 1943VIII BC 116Industrial area at Duren, Germany
81November 03, 1943VIII BC 119Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
82November 05, 1943VIII BC 121Rail targets in Germany
83November 11, 1943VIII BC 127Rail targets in Germany
84November 13, 1943VIII BC 130Port area of Bremen, Germany
85November 16, 1943VIII BC 131Targets in Norway
86November 26, 1943VIII BC 138Bremen, Germany5
87November 29, 1943VIII BC 140Bremen, Germany
88November 30, 1943VIII BC 143Solingen, Germany industrial area
89December 01, 1943VIII BC 145Solingen and Leverkusen, Germany industrial areas
90December 05, 1943VIII BC 149Airfields in France
91December 11, 1943VIII BC 151Emden, Germany industrial area
92December 13, 1943VIII BC 154Bremen and Kiel, Germany port areas
93December 16, 1943VIII BC 156Bremen, Germany port area
94December 20, 1943VIII BC 159Bremen, Germany port area2
95December 22, 1943VIII BC 161Marshalling yards at Osnabruck and Munster, Germany
96December 24, 1943VIII BC 164Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
97December 30, 1943VIII BC 169Ludwigshafen port area
98December 31, 1943VIII BC 171Airfields in France
99January 04, 19448AF BC 174Targets in Germany
100January 05, 19448AF BC 176Kiel shipyards and industrial area1
101January 07, 19448AF BC 178I G Farben plant at Ludwigshafen, Germany1
102January 11, 19448AF BC 182Aviation targets in Germany
103January 14, 19448AF BC 183Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
104January 21, 19448AF BC 187Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
105January 29, 19448AF BC 198Frankfurt Industrial area
106January 30, 19448AF BC 200Aviation targets in Brunswick, Germany1
107February 03, 19448AF 206Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
108February 04, 19448AF 208Frankfurt railroad marshalling yards
109February 05, 19448AF 210Airfields in France
110February 06, 19448AF 212Airfields in France
111February 08, 19448AF 214Siracourt and Watten V-weapons sites; Frankfurt marshaling yards1
112February 11, 19448AF 218Siracourt V-weapons site; Frankfurt area marshaling yards
113February 20, 19448AF 226Tutow and Rostock airfields; Aviation industry in Germany2
114February 21, 1944B228Airfields in Germany
115February 22, 19448AF 230Aviation targets in Germany1
116February 24, 19448AF 233Schweinfurt industrial area1
117February 25, 19448AF 235Aviation targets in Germany3
118February 28, 19448AF 238Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
119March 02, 19448AF 244Frankfurt, Germany marshaling yards1
120March 03, 19448AF 246Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
121March 04, 19448AF 247Ruhr industrial area
122March 06, 19448AF 250Berlin industrial areas
123March 08, 19448AF 252Berlin industrial areas
124March 09, 19448AF 253Berlin industrial areas
125March 16, 19448AF 262Augsburg, Germany and T/Os
126March 18, 19448AF 264Aviation targets in Germany
127March 20, 19448AF 269Frankfurt industrial area
128March 22, 19448AF 273Berlin aviation industry areas2
129March 23, 19448AF 275Brunswick aviation targets1
130March 24, 19448AF 277German industrial area and French airfields1
131March 27, 19448AF 282Airfields in SW France
132March 28, 19448AF 283Airfields in France
133March 29, 19448AF 284Brunswick industrial area and Watten V-weapons site3
134April 10, 19448AF 295Airfields in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany
135April 11, 19448AF 298Aviation targets in Germany2
136April 18, 19448AF 306Aviation targets in Germany
137April 19, 19448AF 308Aviation targets in Germany
138April 20, 19448AF 309V-weapon sites in France
139April 22, 19448AF 311Hamm, Germany marshaling yards
140April 24, 19448AF 315Aviation targets in Germany1
141April 25, 19448AF 317Marshaling yards in Germany and airfields in France
142April 26, 19448AF 319Brunswick industrial area and Cologne
143April 27, 19448AF 323Marshaling yards and airfields in France2
144April 27, 19448AF 322Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
145April 29, 19448AF 327Berlin city area
146April 30, 19448AF 329Airfields in France; V-weapons in France
147May 01, 19448AF 333Marshaling yards in France
148May 01, 19448AF 332V-weapon sites in France (CROSSBOW)
149May 04, 19448AF 338Bergen / Alkmaar airfield
150May 07, 19448AF 342Berlin targets of opportunity, Munster and Osnabruck industrial areas
151May 08, 19448AF 344Targets in Germany
152May 09, 19448AF 347Marshaling yards and airfields in France, Belgium and Luxembourg
153May 11, 19448AF 351Marshaling yards in France3
154May 12, 19448AF 353German oil industry targets
155May 13, 19448AF 355Oil production facilities in Germany and Czechoslovakia3
156May 19, 19448AF 358Targets in Germany: Factories and Wilhelm-Strasse Railroad Station
157May 20, 19448AF 359Airfields in France
158May 22, 19448AF 361Kiel port and Siracourt V-weapons site2
159May 23, 19448AF 364Airfields and rail targets in France1
160May 24, 19448AF 367Airfields in France and Financial District, Admiralty, War Offices in Berlin area1
161May 25, 19448AF 370Airfields, rail targets and coastal batteries in France
162May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France1
163May 28, 19448AF 376Oil production facilities in Germany 1
164May 29, 19448AF 379Aviation and oil targets in Germany3
165May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
166June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
167June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
168June 04, 19448AF 390Pas de Calais coastal defenses
169June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area
170June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France
171June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
172June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
173June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France
174June 14, 19448AF 412Airfields in France and the low countries; supply sites in France
175June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany
176June 17, 19448AF 418Airfields in France
177June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany1
178June 19, 19448AF 424Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
179June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France
180June 21, 19448AF 428Oil production facilities in Germany; first Shuttle mission to USSR (Operation FRANTIC)
181June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France
182June 24, 19448AF 438Oil production facilities in Germany, bridges and airfields in France
183June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France
184June 28, 1944VIII 445Airfields, supply dumps, bridges in Paris area; Saarbrucken rail targets
185June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area
186July 02, 19448AF 450Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
187July 06, 19448AF 455V-weapon sites in France; Kiel shipyards
188July 07, 19448AF 458Oil, bearing and aircraft plants in Germany
189July 09, 19448AF 462Bridges and airfields in France
190July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany
191July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany
192July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany
193July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area
194July 17, 19448AF 478 and 479Tactical targets in France; V-weapons sites in Pas-de-Calais
195July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area
196July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany
197July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany
198July 21, 19448AF 486Aircraft industry, airfields and ball-bearing plants in SW Germany2
199July 22, 19448AF 488Leaflet operations to Bremen, Hamburg, Kiel
200July 24, 19448AF 492Tactical support for Operation COBRA
201July 25, 19448AF 494Tactical support for Operation COBRA
202July 28, 19448AF 501Targets in Belgium, France and Germany
203July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France
204August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
205August 03, 19448AF 512, 513Rail targets on Franco-German border, fuel dups and bridges near Paris, Brussels2
206August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories1
207August 05, 19448AF 519, 520, 521Strategic targets in Germany, V-weapons site, GH test
208August 06, 19448AF 524Refineries and factories in Germany; Noball targets in France1
209August 07, 19448AF 527, 528Fuel dumps, bridges in France; GH test
210August 08, 19448AF 530, 8AF 531Airfields and Noball targets in France
211August 09, 19448AF 533, 8AF 535Aviation and tank industry and airfields in SE Germany; Micro H test6
212August 12, 19448AF 545Metz and airfields in central and eastern France
213August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris1
214August 14, 19448AF 552Airfield, rail in France; aviation and oil plants in Germany
215August 16, 19448AF 556Oil refineries and aircraft plants in Germany1
216August 18, 19448AF 561, 562Bridges, Airfields, Fuel Dumps and an Aircraft Engine Factory in France and Belgium
217August 24, 19448AF 568Strategic targets in Germany6
218August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants
219August 26, 19448AF 575, 576, 577, 578, 575: Brest gun batteries; 576: oil, fuel, chemicals; 577: bridge; 578: TV bombs
220August 30, 19448AF 590 & 8AF 591590: V-1 launching sites; 591: Kiel and Bremen
221September 03, 19448AF 601 & 8AF 602Attacks on gun emplacements in Brest area1
222September 08, 19448AF 611Industry in Mainz and Ludwigshafen
223September 08, 19448AF 611Industry in Mainz and Ludwigshafen
224September 09, 19448AF 613, 8AF 614613: container drop to French Resistance in Southern France; 614: targets in western Germany1
225September 10, 19448AF 619, 8AF 620Targets in Stuttgart area
226September 11, 19448AF 623Attacks on synthetic oil plants and refinery1
227September 12, 19448AF 626Attacks on Germany oil industry
228September 13, 19448AF 628Oil and industrial target in southern Germany
229September 17, 19448AF 637Support airborne landings in Holland
230September 19, 19448AF 642Rail target in western Germany; ordnance and oil refinery
231September 22, 19448AF 645Vehicle factories in Kassel, Germany
232September 25, 19448AF 647Rail targets in western Germany and oil plant at Ludwigshafen
233September 26, 19448AF 648Rail targets and vehicle factories in western Germany
234September 27, 19448AF 650Industry and transportation targets in western Germany
235September 28, 19448AF 652Oil and vehicle plants in central Germany
236September 30, 19448AF 655Rail and aviation targets in western Germany
237October 02, 19448AF 658; 8AF 659Industrial targets in Cologne and Kassel; Hamm marshaling yard
238October 03, 19448AF 662Airfields and industrial targets in Germany
239October 05, 19448AF 665Industry, airfields and railways in Germany
240October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany
241October 07, 19448AF 669Oil installations and vehicle plants1
242October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
243October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany2
244October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area
245October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area1
246October 19, 19448AF 683Industrial targets in Mannheim and Mainz
247October 22, 19448AF 685Targets in western Germany
248October 25, 19448AF 688Oil and industry in western Germany
249October 26, 19448AF 689Industry and comm targets in western Germany
250October 30, 19448AF 693Oil industry in Germany
251November 02, 19448AF 698Oil and rail targets in Central Germany
252November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany
253November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany
254November 05, 19448AF 702Marshalling yards in western Germany
255November 06, 19448AF 704Oil installations in western Germany
256November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas
257November 11, 19448AF 712Oil and rail targets in western Germany
258November 16, 19448AF 715Tactical targets near Aachen
259November 21, 19448AF 720Oil industry in Germany
260November 25, 19448AF 723Synthetic oil installation at Merseburg and Bingen rail yard
261November 26, 19448AF 725Rail and oil installation in western Germany1
262November 29, 19448AF 729Rail and oil targets Germany
263November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany
264December 04, 19448AF 736Rail targets in Germany
265December 05, 19448AF 728, 8AF 729Berlin weapons works and Munster rail yards; 729: Aphrodite op3
266December 06, 19448AF 741Oil and rail targets in Germany
267December 09, 19448AF 743Airfields and rail targets in Stuttgart area
268December 11, 19448AF 746Rail targets and bridge in western Germany
269December 12, 19448AF 748Oil and rail targets in Germany
270December 15, 19448AF 750Rail targets and a vehicle factory
271December 23, 19448AF 757Rail and communication centers behind battle lines in Ardennes
272December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)
273December 27, 19448AF 764Rail targets in western Germany
274December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany
275December 29, 19448AF 769Communications targets in western Germany
276December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany
277December 31, 19448AF 772Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines
278January 01, 19458AF 774Oil and rail targets in western Germany4
279January 03, 19458AF 778Rail and communications targets in western Germany
280January 05, 19458AF 781Rail targets and airfield in central Germany
281January 06, 19458AF 783Rail and communications targets in western Germany
282January 07, 19458AF 785Comm centers, rail targets, bridges and oil depots in western Germany
283January 10, 19458AF 789Airfields, rail targets and bridges in Germany1
284January 13, 19458AF 791Marshalling yards and Rhine rail bridges
285January 15, 19458AF 794Marshalling yards in Germany
286January 17, 19458AF 798Oil refineries at Hamburg and Harburg
287January 20, 19458AF 801Synthetic oil industry at Sterkrade
288January 21, 19458AF 803Industry and rail targets in central Germany
289January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund
290January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
291February 01, 19458AF 814Rail targets and bridges in western Germany
292February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry1
293February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany
294February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany
295February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany
296February 15, 19458AF 832Oil plants at Magdeburg and rail targets in Germany
297February 16, 19458AF 833Oil plants and marshaling yards in central Gemany
298February 19, 19458AF 835Oil, industry and rail targets
299February 20, 19458AF 836Nuremburg
300February 21, 19458AF 839Rail targets in Nuremburg
301February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets
302February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
303February 24, 19458AF 845Oil refineries and rail targets
304February 25, 19458AF 847Tank factories; jet airfields; oil depots
305February 26, 19458AF 849Attacks on targets in Berlin
306February 28, 19458AF 854Rail targets in Germany
307March 01, 19458AF 857Marshalling yards in central and southern Germany
308March 02, 19458AF 859Synthetic oil plants and tank works2
309March 03, 19458AF 861Oil refineries in Germany2
310March 04, 19458AF 863Jet airfields and industrial targets
311March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
312March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
313March 11, 19458AF 881U-boat yards and oil installations in northern Germany
314March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
315March 14, 19458AF 886Rail, oil and industrial targets
316March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets
317March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets
318March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area1
319March 20, 19458AF 898Hamburg area targets
320March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases
321March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases
322March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
323March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany
324March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine
325March 28, 19458AF 917Tank and armament factories
326March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets
327March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories
328April 03, 19458AF 924Kiel U-boat yards
329April 04, 19458AF 926Airfields in Germany
330April 05, 19458AF 928Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
331April 06, 19458AF 930Leipzig area
332April 07, 19458AF 931Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
333April 08, 19458AF 932Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
334April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin2
335April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets
336April 13, 19458AF 945Neumunster marshalling yard
337April 14, 19458AF 948Bordeaux strong points and batteries
338April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
339April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers
340April 17, 19458AF 957Rail targets in E Germany and Czechoslovakia1
341April 18, 19458AF 959Rail targets in Germany
342April 19, 19458AF 961Rail targets in Germany
343April 25, 19458AF 968Airfields and rail targets in Czechoslovakia and southeast Germany1
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:156

Non-Combat Related Accidents
#DATEREPORT
11942-10-26Aircraft: B-17F (#41-24604).
Organization: 336BS / 305BG of Grafton Underwood, Northamptshire.
Pilot: Smith, Sydney T.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Grafton Underwood, Northamptshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21943-08-31Aircraft: B-17F (#42-5376).
Organization: 422BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Truesdell, Floyd H.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Foulsham England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31943-09-23Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30809).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Lang, Robert S.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41943-09-23Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30647).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Drouin, Norman A.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51943-11-15Aircraft: B-17F (#42-29953).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Mays, Wetzel F.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61943-11-15Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30666).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Smith, Denzel M.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71943-12-02Aircraft: B-17F (#41-24616).
Organization: 422BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Duff, Lawrence H.
Notes: forced landing due to engine failure.
Location: Bungay, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81943-12-11Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37999).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Czarnecki, Theodore S.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91943-12-27Aircraft: B-17F (#42-3207).
Organization: 422BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Patnter, John G.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101944-01-08Aircraft: B-17F (#41-24614).
Organization: 422BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Connelley, Herbert M.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111944-01-29Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30643).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Patterson, Harry A.
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121944-02-29Aircraft: B-17G (#42-38176).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Engel, Arvid W.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-03-05Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39947).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Forrest, Edward C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-03-05Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37999).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Taylor, Raymond E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-03-10Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39878).
Organization: 365BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Keller, DeWitt T.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161944-03-24Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97578).
Organization: 422BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Sellers, William D.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171944-04-18Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39832).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Slimp, Loyd B Jr.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181944-04-26Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97532).
Organization: 422BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Riegler, William (NMI).
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Glatton, Huntingdonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191944-05-01Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97522).
Organization: 442BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Boredelon, Berton A.
Notes: landing accident destroyed by fire.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201944-06-07Aircraft: B-17G (#42-38098).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Di Sario, Joseph J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211944-06-14Aircraft: B-17G (#42-38037).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Johansen, Robert J.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221944-07-13Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107139).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident,destroyed by fire.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231944-07-16Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6122).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Di Sario, Joseph J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241944-07-25Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97543).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Rosser, Samuel E.
Notes: crashed destroyed by fire.
Location: Spaulding/nr England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251944-08-10Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38052).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Chambers, Porter F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261944-08-11Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6005).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: ground accident,destroyed by fire.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271944-08-15Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52625).
Organization: 406BS / 305BG of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire.
Pilot: Leftwich, Tommie F.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Morris Hse Frm, Brwn Edge England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281944-08-18Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95238).
Organization: 406BS / 305BG of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire.
Pilot: Cherrington, Chester (NMI).
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Burghill England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
291944-09-05Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8014).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of Podington, Bedforshire.
Pilot: Greenberg, Jerome (NMI).
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: Podington, Bedforshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
301944-10-06Aircraft: B-17G (#42-38037).
Organization: 365BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Wiley, Galen M.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
311944-10-12Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38052).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Konysky, Henry R.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
321944-10-22Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38133).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Mitchell, John (NMI).
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
331944-10-22Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38030).
Organization: 422BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Lichty, Phil A.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
341944-11-09Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8227).
Organization: 422BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Reynolds, Gardiner B Jr.
Notes: crashed on take off.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
351944-11-15Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30775).
Organization: 406BS / 305BG of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire.
Pilot: Clark, Eugene T.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
361944-11-18Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94775).
Organization: 406BS / 305BG of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire.
Pilot: Lemke, Frederick (NMI).
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: RAF Oulton 2 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
371944-11-18Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37945).
Organization: 365BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Smith, Joseph J.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: RAF Harwell England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
381944-11-18Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8268).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Weaver, Don A Jr.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: RAF Harwell England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
391944-11-26Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28869).
Organization: 406BS / 305BG of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire.
Pilot: Kuntz, James G.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: RAF Manston #9 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
401944-12-02Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8317).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Pfeiffer, Edward (NMI).
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Chelveston/40mi SE England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
411944-12-02Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6079).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Graham, Charles S.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Chelveston/40mi SE England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
421944-12-02Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97475).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Minea, Girard F.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
431944-12-11Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29522).
Organization: 406BS / 305BG of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire.
Pilot: Abernathy, Curtis A.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Woodbridge/RAF 10 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
441944-12-15Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38973).
Organization: 422BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Harris, Finis E Jr.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Daventry England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
451944-12-15Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38344).
Organization: 422BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Laumeier, Herman H Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: RAF Long Marston England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
461944-12-30Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29486).
Organization: 406BS / 305BG of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire.
Pilot: Pollard, Wallace M.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
471945-01-03Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52650).
Organization: 406BS / 305BG of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire.
Pilot: Hendrix, Ray L.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Aston Clinton/ nr England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
481945-01-10Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38354).
Organization: 422BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Brown, Charles A Jr.
Notes: crashed on take off.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
491945-01-20Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94851).
Organization: 406BS / 305BG of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire.
Pilot: Callaghan, Cornleius (NMI).
Notes: killed in bail out.
Location: Woodbridge England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
501945-02-15Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38291).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Bush, Charles V.
Notes: crashed on take off.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
511945-02-15Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37922).
Organization: 422BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Nolan, John H.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
521945-03-05Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6162).
Organization: 422BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Prokaski, Arthur R.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
531945-03-18Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38507).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Schweger, Donald E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
541945-03-18Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8673).
Organization: 365BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Robison, Elmer E Jr.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
551945-03-18Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8639).
Organization: 422BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Stewart, Eugene D.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
561945-03-24Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6605).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Madarassy, Richard C.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
571945-04-04Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38571).
Organization: 366BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Boller, George R.
Notes: bailed out due to mid air collision.
Location: Papworth/ nr England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
581945-04-10Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38109).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Stahl, Frederick N.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
591945-05-06Aircraft: 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/
601945-06-20Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8211).
Organization: 365BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Booth, Gaylord R.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Schweinfurt/R-25 Germany.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
611945-12-12Aircraft: L-4H (#43-30248).
Organization: 364BS / 305BG of A92.
Pilot: Groover, W T.
Notes: crashed on take off engine failure.
Location: Wadern/2mi SE Germany.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

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