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8th Air Force 986

8 May 1945

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

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Mission Statistics

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Description

FOOD DROP

Aircraft type

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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.

Mission Statistics

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Description

UNKNOWN NUMBER OF LEAFLETS DROPPED

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Mission Statistics

Service

People

  • Max Bunin

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • 44-8540

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/10/44; Hunter 1/11/44; with Paul Quinn force landed Dow Fd 18/11/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-W] Snetterton 22/1/45; transferred 562BS/388BG Knettishall /45; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

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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