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8th Air Force 977

3 May 1945

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Mission details

1.

Description

FOOD DROP

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2. ALKMAAR

Description

FOOD DROP

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3. HILVERSUM

Description

FOOD DROP

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4. SCHIPOL

Description

FOOD DROP

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Notes

739.1 tons of food are dropped.

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5. UTRECHT

Description

FOOD DROP

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6. VOGELENZNAG

Description

FOOD DROP

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Service

People

  • Frank Calicura

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Frank Calicura served as a pilot with the 95th Bomb Group. ...

  • 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

  • Wayne Kleinertz

    Military | Senior Master Sergeant | Gunner (tail) | 34th Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • 44-8629 Purty Chili

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 5 November 1944; Dow Field 27 November 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 11 December 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on 2 missions : on 30 March 1945 (Aborted – jettisoned bombs) and on the Chowhound...

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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