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8th Air Force 984

7 May 1945

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1. ALKMAAR

Description

FOOD DROP

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2. HILVERSUM

Description

FOOD DROP

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3. SCHIPOL

Description

FOOD DROP

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Notes

An aircraft from the 95th Bomb Group (Serial number 44-8540) becomes the last aircraft lost on an 8th Air Force mission, crashing at sea. No MACR was issued but 11 KILLED IN ACTION (KIA), and 2 rescued.

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4. UTRECHT

Description

FOOD DROP

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5. VOGELENZANG

Description

FOOD DROP

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Service

People

  • 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. ...

Aircraft

  • 43-38257 Tyson's Tramps

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13 July 1944; Kearney 21 July 1944; Grenier 7 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 10 August 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on the 7 May 1945 Chowhound mission to drop food to the Dutch population....

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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