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VIII Bomber Command MOLING MISSION

21 January 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

93rd Bomb Group 329th Bomb Squadron despatches a single B-24 on a Moling mission near the Ruhr valley in Germany. The mission is aimed at harassing the enemy in weather unsuitable for large missions by alerting air-raid crews in the area north of the Ruhr.

Mission details

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Description

MOLING MISSION

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

A single aircraft is dispatched on a "Moling" Mission. Not included in 8th Air Force mission count.

Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2014 18:07:21 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 20-Dec-2014. Description based on 'The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman and "8th Air Force Operational History" http://www.8thafhs.com/get_one_mission.php?mission_id=48.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:15 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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