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8th Air Force 672

11 October 1944

Official description

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Description

Black Week

Mission details

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Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Units

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

Service

People

  • Claude Chinn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 6 x kills. After strafing Gelnhausen A/D P-47 hit by flak from nearby A/D, losing oil - headed for friendly troop positions, belly landing near a troop convoy and set A/C on fire. Nearly shot by his own...

  • Walker Woodruff

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Mayen, Germany on 10/11/44 in B-17 'Hell On Wings' #42-97948. MACR 9479

Aircraft

  • 42-97948 Hell on Wings

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; Hunter 14/5/44; Dow Fd 24/6/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-M] Podington 28/5/44; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-U] Grafton Underwood 10/6/44; Missing in Action Wesseling, Germany 11/10/44 with John Wright Peterson,...

Revisions

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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