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8th Air Force 669FE

7 October 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

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Notes

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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

2.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

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Units

  • 2nd Bomb Division

    2nd Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 2nd Bomb Wing came under the command of the 2nd Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

3.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

P-47 Fighter Groups took part.

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

4.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

P-47 Fighter Groups took part. 345th Fighter Group and 474th Fighter Group from IX Fighter Command contribute 40 P-51s and 41 P-38s. These units under 8th Air Force control, bunt not included in tables.

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

5. POLITZ

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

All fighter groups participate in the escort for mission 669. Lt. Urban Drew of the 356th fighter group surprised two ME-262 jet aircraft as they were taking off. Major Hubert Zemke, commander 56th Fighter Group, flying a P-51 Mustang shoots down an ME-262 in the air.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

Service

People

  • Loyd Cox

    Military | Captain | Pilot/Intelligence officer | 457th Bomb Group
    Capt. Cox was the Intelligence Officer (G-2) for the 751st Bombardment Squadron, 457th Bombardment Group, Heavy. On Oct. 7th, 1944, he was assigned as a special intelligence observer aboard B-17 #42-102905, piloted by Lt. Clarence R. Jennings of the...

  • Lloyd Kenagy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Lloyd Kenagy served as a ball turret gunner with the 401st Bomb Group, flying missions out of Deenethorpe, England.

  • Anthony Lelionis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    EAME Ribbon w 3/bronze stars, Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Cluster; Good Conduct Medal, DFC

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 08:58:27 marshaferraro Changes to person associations
Sources

Personal list of 30 missions Lloyd C. Kenagy participated in with the 401st Bomb Group 613th Squadron between Aug 1, 1944 and April 11, 1945.

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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