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Mission 772: 1,327 bombers and 785 fighters hit both strategic and tactical targets in Germany; they encounter about 150 Luftwaffe fighters, mostly in the Hamburg area, and claim 88.5-11-21 aircraft; 27 bombers and 10 fighters are lost:

1. 526 B-17s are dispatched to hit oil industry targets at Hamburg (68), the Wilhemsburg refinery at Hamburg (92), the Grassbruk refinery at Hamburg (71) and the Misburg refinery (96), and the industrial area at Wenzendorf (62) and Hamburg (72); targets of opportunity are Stade (13) and Nordholz (9) Airfields, Heligoland Island (1) and other (17); they claim 26-8-16 aircraft; 27 B-17s are lost, 1 damaged beyond repair and 288 damaged; 5 airmen are KIA, 29 WIA and 248 MIA. 316 P-47s and P-51s escort and claim 59.5-2-5 aircraft in the air and 1-0-0 on the ground; 2 P-47s and 7 P-51s are lost (pilots are MIA).

2. 418 B-17s are sent to hit marshaling yards at Neuss (109) and Krefeld-Urdingen (83), the Kordel railroad at Ehrang (69), communications targets at Buzburg (34), Prum (37), and Blumenthal (34), the Lutzweiler Bridge at Koblenz (48) and the Remagen Bridge (54); 22 hit the secondary target at Monchen-Gladbach; and 2 hit a target of opportunity; 2 B-17s are damaged beyond repair and 29 damaged; 1 airman is WIA. Escorting are 162 of 171 P-51s; they claim 1-0-0 aircraft without loss.

3. 371 B-24s are sent to hit bridges at Engers (60) and Irlich (56) and the Gus Rail Bridge at Koblenz (62) and the rail junction and rail bridge at Euskirchen (30); 10 hit the secondary, the Bingen marshaling yard and 36 hit a target of opportunity; they claim 0-1-0 aircraft; 3 B-24s are damaged beyond repair and 49 damaged; 1 airman is WIA. Escort is provided by 198 of 211 P-51s; 1 P-51 is lost (pilot MIA) and 1 damaged beyond repair.

4. 13 of 16 P-51s escort 7 F-5s and 2 Spitfires on a photo reconnaissance of the Berlin area without loss.

5. 32 of 33 P-51s fly a scouting mission claiming 1-0-0 aircraft. Mission 773: 8 B-24s and 2 B-17s drop leaflets in France, Germany and Belgium.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,


Mission Reports for this date:
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303BG Mission Report - Target: Railroad Marshalling Yard at Neuss, Germany. Crew Dispatched: 39 (358BS - 10, 359th - 9, 360th - 10, 427th - 10). Length of Mission: 5 hours, 55 minutes. Bomb Load: 18 x 250 lb H.E. M57 & 2 x 500 lb M17 Incendiaries. Bombing Altitudes: 26,700, 25,600 & 28,000 ft. Ammo Fired: 3,975 rounds.

Thirty-nine aircraft were dispatched to bomb the marshalling yard at Neuss, Germany, either visually or by GEE-H. The secondary target was the marshalling yard at Dusseldorf (visual or PFF), and last resort was the airfield at Bonn/ Hangelar, Germany.

Thirty-seven aircraft bombed the primary with 632 250-lb. H.E. M57 and 62 500-lb. M17 incendiary bombs from 26,700, 25,600 and 28,000 feet.

One aircraft dropped 10 units of leaflets on the primary target. Bombing was by GEE-H and results were unobserved. In that target area there were 7/10 low clouds with tops at 10,000 to 12,000 feet and a 10/10 undercast at the target. Visual bombing was impossible.

There was no enemy fighter opposition and US support by 198 P-51s was fair. Meager to moderate and fairly accurate flak developed at the target, causing five major and eight minor instances of battle damage. One man was wounded. All aircraft returned safely to Molesworth.

More info on this mission at the 303BG website
source: 303rd Bomb Group web page http://www.303rdbg.com/

351BG Mission Report - 36 aircraft were sent on this mission.
source: 351st Bomb Group web page http://www.351st.org/ken.harbour
384BG Mission Report - 384th BG Mission Number 247. All three squadrons of the 384th Bomb Group formation - 41st Bomb Wing "B" Group - attacked the marshalling yards in Neuss, Germany. Although the weather at the IP was fairly clear, "Buckeye-Red" advised 10/10ths cloud cover at the target, thus necessitating and instrument assisted bomb run using Gee-H. Primary Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards - Neuss, Germany. Target Attacked : Primary (Gee-H)

44 aircraft assigned to this mission: Completed Mission - 39. Aborted - 2. Ground Spare, Unused - 3
42-37822 Van Pelt, Charles A - Aborted; took off late, unable to find formation.
42-102620 Birder, Rodney Hugh - Aborted; took off late, unable to find formation.
source: 384th Bomb Group web page http://384thBombGroup.com/

445BG Mission Report - Target: Koblenz, Germany - Guls Railroad Bridge. A/C Took Off: 32. A/C Bombed Target: 32. A/C Lost: 0
source: 445th Bomb Group http://445bg.org
100th BG Mission Report
source: 100th Bomb Group web page http://www.100thbg.com/
446th Bomb Group Mission Report
Remagen

The rail bridge at Remagen was bombed by 25 planes.
source: 446th Bomb Group www.446bg.com

95th Bomb Group Mission report
source: 95th Bomb Group web page http://95thbg.org/
398th Bomb Group Mission report
source: 398th Bomb Group web page http://www.398th.org/
457th Bomb Group Mission Link
source: 457 Bomb Group http://www.457thbombgroup.org
467th Bomb Group Mission report
source: 467th Bomb Group web page http://www.467bg.com/
486th Bomb Group Flimsy report
source: 486th Bomb Group web page http://www.486th.org/
392nd Bomb Group Mission Report
source: 392nd Bomb Group web page http://www.b24.net/missions/
390th Bomb Group Mission Link
source: Louis Hensgens 390 Bomb Group http://www.louishensgens.com/
44BG Mission Report - The old year finished out with a bombing mission against a railroad bridge, Neuwied, Germany. The 67th put up nine aircraft in the Group formation of 35 planes, to lead the 14th "A" Wing. 506th's Capt. Clements led the Group formation; 66th's Capt. Henry led the 491st BG. The 44th leader bombed what he assumed to be the Primary target, but because of an equipment failure, the target that was bombed was a railroad junction at Dorsel. Bombing was accomplished through 10/10th undercast and results were unobserved. Four of the Groups aircraft, one of them 67th's, did not attack for various reasons. Lt. Pellow, 67th, led the low left squadron in the Group formation, but was forced to return early when the engineer was taken ill. Lt. Brownlowe (67th) led the 392nd BG. Three 67th aircraft sustained slight battle damage from the flak in the target area or from the moderate flak that was encountered on the route out. Fighter support was excellent. A 66th A/C #794 was hit by flak and #1 engine caught on fire and #3 engine ran away. The pilot, Lt. Ketchum, landed in Belgium and the crew has since returned, leaving the damaged aircraft. Capt. Henry's aircraft 594 E+ was lead for the 491st BG. Lt. Al Jones adds: "Both the Command Pilot and P.N. from the 491st are with us. Load of 6 x 1000 lb GPs, target: a bridge across the Rhine. Took off 20 minutes late. Gee-H run screwed up. We were following the 44th BG, Germans jammed the Gee-H and the 44th dropped early. By that time they had us in such a position that we could not continue. Command Pilot had me drop on the smoke flares of the 44th. On the way back we buzzed the 491st runway good, and then landed at Shipdham. Had a meeting after the mission to find out that all Groups could not use Gee-H any more!" 67th's Lt. Edgar J. Spencer flew T on this mission, having started his tour back in August 44. And his one wrapped up his operational tour. T/Sgt. Peter Moskovitis, engineer said, "Finished up on December 31st. That was New Years Eve and we really did it up right
source: 44th Bomb Group web page http://www.8thairforce.com/44thbg
100th BG Mission Report - B-17 # 43-38124, MACR #11363
Douglas, Roland L., S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, POW - Stalag Luft 3, Peru, IN
Murphy, James H., S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, POW - unk, Philadelphia, PA
Ward, Lawrence, W., 2Lt, Bombardier, POW - Stalag Luft 1, Elkins,WV
McGrogan, Charles, J., T/Sgt, Radio Operator, KIA - Buried at: Plot A Row 32 Grave 41, Epinal American Cemetery Epinal, France - Buffalo, NY
Carpenter, Lee, , F., S/Sgt, Belly Turret KIA - Plot B Row 41 Grave 38 Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium", Pontiac, MI
Williams, Clifton, M., Lt, Pilot, KIA - Buried at: Plot K Row 19 Grave 1, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, Necatampa, MS
Williams, Richard, F., 2Lt, Navigator, KIA - Buried at: Plot K Row 19 Grave 2, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, Detroit, MI
Petteys, Alvin, H., T/Sgt, Top Turret, KIA - Buried at: Plot K Row 19 Grave 3, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, Greenwich, NY
Newkirk, Kenneth, W., 2Lt, Co-Pilot, KIA - Buried at: Plot K Row 19 Grave 4, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, Capulveda, CA

Lt Lawrence Ward recollection: While we were on the bomb run the tail gunner called out an enemy jet high at six o'clock. In answer I checked the crew for oxygen and gave orders to all the gunners to be especially alert for enemy fighters. All action began just as the squadron dropped their bombs. I only had time to say "Bombs Away" when two terrific explosions took place; one under the nose in the chin turret, the other some where around the center of the ship. The one under the nose was flak, and pieces of metal seemed to fill the air as they tore thru the Plexiglas and aluminum. It was at this moment that I received a hit over the left eye that stunned me. From then on, nothing is clear in my mind as to what happened.

We immediately went into a spin and I remember trying to climb to the escape hatch but I didn't have strength to overcome the other forces. The plane straightened into a dive and as I disentangled myself from all the debris I pulled the red cord on my flak suit, and started again for the hatch. In that one quick moment I glimpsed the navigator lying on the catwalk on his elbows looking in my direction. This covered a fraction of a second and then the nose seemed to disintegrate and I passed out. When I came to I was in the open air and just automatically pulled the ripcord of my parachute. But nothing happened except the red handle came out - I threw it away and opened the chute by pulling the flaps open.

I never remember the jolt of the chute opening - the next thing I knew was that I was dangling by one strap It was a habit of mine to hook one side of the harness to the chute on the bomb run and it never occurred to me to fasten the other side before opening it. By this time, the bleeding of my wound had stopped - evidently because the blood over my face had frozen. However, hanging by one strap prevented me from having any control over myself and I whirled around and around like a top, making me very sick at my stomach. I made hasty plans as to evading, but when I landed it was within a fenced-in estate on the edge of Hamburg. I was immediately surrounded by soldiers and civilians

They took me to the Luftwaffe base where three others from our squadron were being searched and held. One was my waist gunner and he is the one who told me the story of our plane. The other explosion I heard was another plane colliding with us, slicing our plane in half at the ball turret. When I was a prisoner, the wound over my eye thawed out and began to bleed again I tried to get it bandaged but to no avail, so I bandaged it with a handkerchief, and it was over a month before it finally healed.
source: Army Air Forces Online Forum http://forum.armyairforces.com/

34th BG Mission Report - Mission #106 Misburg. Command Pilot: FREEMAN. 37 planes dispatched. 37 planes dropped 86 tons on the primary target. 37 Credit Sorties. One plane, 43-38423, was lost to flak and 9 crewmembers were listed as Missing in Action.

B-17G 43-38423 L/N missing in Action Hamburg flak. Aircraft received a direct flak hit and left formation, jettisoning bombs, Number 1 & 2 props were feathered and #2 engine was on fire. Fire also observed coming from open bomb bay doors. Last seen in a left hand spiral at 10,000 feet. At least two men bailed out but no chutes seen. Crashed Tossener Dike, Holland. With391BS. Pilot: Sproul, Missing Air Crew Report # 11372. 3 Killed in Action. 6 Prisoner of War.
source: 34th Bomb Group Mission List compiled by Gary L. Ferrell http://valortovictory.tripod.com

401BG / 612BS Mission Report - The last day of the year found the Group flying its 188th mission and continuing to support the Ground Forces with tactical bombing. The target remained marshalling yards with the 401st dispatching the usual 36 aircraft to bomb Krefeld, Germany. Gee-E type aircraft were also included in the formation in case blind bombing was necessary. Although the clouds didn't completely obscure the target it could not be seen sufficiently for visual bombing and the Gee-H method was employed. Bomb strike photographs were available and showed the bombing to be a very bad miss with no hits.anywhere near the assigned target. Only meager and generally inaccurate Flak formed the enemy's defenses and none of the aircraft sustained damage. All crews and aircraft returned safely. Lt. Harlan and led the High Squadron with Lt. Lawrence in the deputy position. Eight other 612th crews completed the mission with all but one flying in the High Squadron. Crews: 42-31891 Lawrence, 42-106992 Roadman, 42-39993 Aschenbach, Comer, Schliemann, Martin, Jones, Longs,Harlan, Hudnall.
source: 612th Bombardment Squadron History
401BG / 613BS Mission Report - A marshalling yard at Krefeld controlling important traffic was the target for the 94th "B" Group on December 31st. Cloud cover resulted in bombing by means of Gee-H. Breaks in the clouds permitted photos and they disclosed strikes to the right of the assigned MPI. Flak was generally inaccurate and all aircraft returned to base. Captain Coleman led the Low Squadron.
source: 613th Bombardment Squadron History
401BG / 614BS Mission Report - Although there were some strategic targets attacked on this day by the 8th Air Force the 401st B.G. were again briefed to attack a tactical target at Krefeld - the marshalling yards. The Group furnished the aircraft to form the 94th "B" CBW under the command of Major A.H. Chapman and although the target was partly visible bombing was carried out by the Gee-H method. The target, unfortunately, appeared to have been missed completely, later photographs showing that the bombs had fallen well to the right of the MPI. The 1st Division were certainly in the right place as far as flak and fighters were concerned on this mission, with no losses and only 29 out of its 418 aircraft receiving battle damage. The 3rd Air Division took the full force of a fighter attack with 27 B-17's shot down and 288 with battle damage out of its total of 526 aircraft. They also claimed 26 German fighters shot down with the escort claiming another 61 shot down for the loss of ten of their number. The 614th Squadron furnished the following: 44-8259 Brown, 44-8369 Utter, 42-107151 Mays, 43-38677 Moran, 42-38330 Hayes, 42-39565 Babcock, 43-38646 Thompson, 42-97395 white, 44-6464 Richardson.
source: 614th Bombardment Squadron History www.401bg.org
401BG / 615BS Mission Report - Major A.H. Chapman led the 94th "A" Group with Capt. Coleman and Capt. J.G. Goodman the other two Squadron leaders. The 401st were on a tactical mission, bombing the marshalling yards at Krefeld. The clouds didn't completely obscure the target but it was not clear enough for visual bombing and the G-H aircraft took over. Unfortunately, from the bomb strike photographs, it was obvious that the Group had missed badly with no hits anywhere near the assigned target. The generally meagre and inaccurate flak was the only form of the enemy's defenses and there was no casualties, no battle damage and all aircraft returned safely. Crews: 43-38779 Wolf, 43-38125 Stegemann, 42-31485 McKay, 42-31983 Cracraft, 42-31730 Sombart, 43-38758 Hansen, 43-38810 Grimm, 44-6313 Udy, 42-97664 Jordan.
source: 615th Bombardment Squadron History www.401bg.org
91st BG / 324th BS Mission Report - Target: Communication center of Bitburg. This squadron supplied the lead squadron of the group on this mission which was briefed to attack the town of Bitburg, a communication center behind German lines. The target was attacked on Gee H. methods but not hit as later determined by cloud covered strike photos.
source: 91st BG / 324th BS Mission Report http://www.91stbombgroup.com/

Accident Reports for this date:
Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97076).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Jones, Troy H Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37910).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Raddatz, Virgil G F.
Notes: crash landing engine failure.
Location: Sudbury/ 4mi SE Sta 174 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38262).
Organization: 547BS / 384BG of Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Andrews, Ernest O.
Notes: landing accident due to fire.
Location: Grafton Underwood England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38585).
Organization: 511BS / 351BG of Polebrook, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Armstrong, Clyde W.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Polebrook, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#44-48284).
Organization: 350BS / 100BG of Thorpe Abbots, Norfolk.
Pilot: Baker, Carl K.
Notes: forced landing due to engine failure.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-24J (#44-10528).
Organization: 576BS / 392BG of Wendling, Norfolk.
Pilot: Blakeley, Willis G.
Notes: forced landing out of gas.
Location: Beetley Hall/ 2mi SE England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D10 (#44-14171).
Organization: OT / 55FG of Wormingford, Essex.
Pilot: Engel, Richard L.
Notes: bailed out due to fire.
Location: Bradwell Bay English Channel.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D10 (#44-14598).
Organization: 338FS / 55FG of Wormingford, Essex.
Pilot: Herbst, Richard C.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Wormingford, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D15 (#44-15387).
Organization: 338FS / 55FG of Wormingford, Essex.
Pilot: Buskirk, Clair E.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Wormingford, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D5 (#44-13681).
Organization: 363FS / 357FG of Leiston, Suffolk.
Pilot: Emery, Michael E.
Notes: landing accident due to engine failure.
Location: Leiston/ nr Sta 373 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51K5 (#44-11648).
Organization: 486FS / 352FG of Warton, Lancashire.
Pilot: Peter, Robert E.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: RAF Bentwaters England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Mission "8th AF 772"
Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines
December 31, 1944

mission statistics sources:
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
132712593524.329-9-160-0-027-6-3665-31-248453BG aircraft forced to land Florennes airfield
392BG aircraft crash-lands Beetley airfield
351BG aircraft crash-lands base
486BG aircraft crashes take-off
398BG aircraft crash-lands continent
445BG aircraft crash-lands continent
 
Mission Targets:
WENZENDORF, GERMANYHamburger Flugzeugbau GmbH IndustryAviation: 62 aircraft       
HAMBURG, GERMANYRheunania Ossag Industryoil refinery: 68 aircraft       photos(2), documents(0) - click target link
HAMBURG, GERMANYRheunania Ossag Industryoil refinery: 235 aircraft       photos(2), documents(0) - click target link
MISBURG, GERMANYDeurag Industryoil refinery: 96 aircraft       photos(3), documents(0) - click target link
STADE, GERMANY Airfield: 13 aircraft       photos(1), documents(0) - click target link
NORDHOLZ, GERMANY Airfield: 9 aircraft       
HELIGOLAND ISLAND, GERMANY Airfield: 1 aircraft       photos(1), documents(0) - click target link
NEUSS, GERMANY Railroadmarshalling yard: 109 aircraft       photos(1), documents(0) - click target link
KREFELD, GERMANY Railroadmarshalling yard: 83 aircraft       
EHRANG, GERMANY Railroadmarshalling yard: 69 aircraft       
PRUM, GERMANY Transportationchokepoint: 37 aircraft       
BLUMENTHAL, GERMANY Communications: 34 aircraft       
MUENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY Leaflet drop       
REMAGEN, GERMANY Railroadbridge: 54 aircraft       
KOBLENZ, GERMANY Railroadbridge: 48 aircraft       
ENGERS, GERMANY Railroadbridge: 60 aircraft       photos(1), documents(0) - click target link
IRLICH, GERMANY Railroadbridge: 56 aircraft       
KOBLENZ, GERMANYSudbrucke Railroadbridge: 62 aircraft       photos(1), documents(0) - click target link
EUSKIRCHEN, GERMANY Railroadbridge: 30 aircraft       photos(1), documents(0) - click target link
BINGEN, GERMANY Railroadmarshalling yard: 10 aircraft       photos(1), documents(0) - click target link
Screen: 12 aircraft       
Aircraft Groups:
1ST AIR DIVISION
303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy)
305th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
351st Bombardment Group (Heavy)
379th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
381st Bombardment Group (Heavy)
384th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
398th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
401st Bombardment Group (Heavy)
457th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
91st Bombardment Group (Heavy)
92nd Bombardment Group (Heavy)
2ND AIR DIVISION
44th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy)
389th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
392nd Bombardment Group (Heavy)
445th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
446th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
448th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
453rd Bombardment Group (Heavy)
458th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
466th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
467th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
491st Bombardment Group (Heavy)
3RD AIR DIVISION
94th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
100th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
34th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
385th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
388th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
390th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
447th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
452nd Bombardment Group (Heavy)
486th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
487th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
490th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
493rd Bombardment Group (Heavy)
95th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
96th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
Aircraft Losses:
1ST AIR DIVISION
2ND AIR DIVISION
3RD AIR DIVISION
94th Bombardment Group (Heavy) (1 a/c)
95th Bombardment Group (Heavy) (2 a/c)
100th Bombardment Group (Heavy) (12 a/c)
34th Bombardment Group (Heavy) (1 a/c)
388th Bombardment Group (Heavy) (2 a/c)
390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) (2 a/c)
452nd Bombardment Group (Heavy) (5 a/c)
487th Bombardment Group (Heavy) (1 a/c)
493rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) (1 a/c)
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
7857210.061-2-51-0-010-1-00-0-10357FG crash-lands base
 
Mission Targets:
Escort: 689 aircraft       
Reconnaissancescout: 32 aircraft       
Aircraft Groups:
1ST AIR DIVISION
20th Fighter Group
352nd Fighter Group
356th Fighter Group
359th Fighter Group
364th Fighter Group
2ND AIR DIVISION
4th Fighter Group
56th Fighter Group
355th Fighter Group
361st Fighter Group
479th Fighter Group
3RD AIR DIVISION
55th Fighter Group
78th Fighter Group
339th Fighter Group
353rd Fighter Group
357th Fighter Group
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
Aircraft Losses:
1ST AIR DIVISION
352nd Fighter Group (1 a/c)
359th Fighter Group (4 a/c)
364th Fighter Group (1 a/c)
2ND AIR DIVISION
56th Fighter Group (2 a/c)
3RD AIR DIVISION
339th Fighter Group (2 a/c)
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
80800.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-0
 
Mission Targets:
BERLIN, GERMANY Reconnaissancephoto: 9 aircraft       
Special Op: 4 aircraft       
Escort: 16 aircraft       
Communicationsradio countermeasures: 8 aircraft       
Communicationsradio-relay: 17 aircraft       
Air Sea Rescue: 16 aircraft       
CONTINENT Reconnaissanceweather: 6 aircraft       
AZORES/ATLANTIC/UK Reconnaissanceweather: 4 aircraft       
Aircraft Groups:
1ST AIR DIVISION
25th Bombardment Group (Recon)
2ND AIR DIVISION
3RD AIR DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
7th Photographic Group (Recon)
5th Emergency Rescue Squadron
36th Bomber Squadron
Aircraft Losses:
1ST AIR DIVISION
2ND AIR DIVISION
3RD AIR DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)