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8th Air Force 658FE

2 October 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

Cologne Bombed: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) formed the 41st CBW "A" Group for today's mission. Weather and equipment failures forced a decision to drop bombs on the center of the city.

Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Units

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

2. COLOGNE

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

3. KASSEL

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

All fighter groups participate. Specific units not correlated in source data. 353rd Fighter Group uses P-51s for first time.

Units

  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2015 20:14:34 mcordell4 Changes to description
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/SortieReport.php?SortieKey=6710

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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