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VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

30 July 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

A Boston IIIA from 107Squadron RAF was despatched with an American crew to make a photographic reconnaissance of the Schipol airfield at Amsterdam, Holland. The pilot became disoriented in the clouds and crashed the aircraft into the sea. 4KIA MACR 146.

Mission details

1. SCHIPHOL AIRFIELD

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

A-20 Boston III

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    The four Squadrons of the 67th Recon Group (12th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 107th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 109th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron and 153rd Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron)...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 1
Number of aircraft Effective 0
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 1
Number of people Killed In Action 4

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2015 22:04:55 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-May-2015. Corrected title and added Mission Description per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" , Stan Bishop & John A. Hey, MBE.

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2015 22:00:15 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-May-2015. Corrected aircraft type to A-20 from B-26 per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey, MBE.

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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