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8th Air Force 973

1 May 1945

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1. HAGUE

Description

FOOD DROP

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A total of 777.1 tons of food are dropped.

Mission Statistics

2. ROTTERDAM

Description

FOOD DROP

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Service

People

  • James Carley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Cole J crew

  • Harold Dwyer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Harold Dwyer graduated from Hastings High School, Hastings, Nebraska in 1942. In August 1944 he received his wings and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Corps at the Ft. Sumner Army Air Field in New Mexico. ...

  • John Ferard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • 43-38343 The Big Gear

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23 July 1944; Hunter 4 August 1944; Dow Field 15 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 17 August 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew twice on it, first on the 1 May 1945 mission to drop food to the Dutch...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:14 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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