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26 July 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

Not yet known

Mission details

1. GIVET (Primary)

Description

FUEL DUMP

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 14.5 T

2. ST. JUIST (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

56th Fighter Group, 78th Fighter Group, 353rd Fighter Group, 356th Fighter Group.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 0.00

Service

People

  • Harold Morris

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Born and raised in Oklahoma, Harold Morris studied at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond City. After two years at College there, he moved to Pensacola, Florida. He enlisted in the Air Corps in January 1942 in Oklahoma and followed training...

Aircraft

  • 42-26461

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47 # 42-26461 of 78th Fighter Group / 82nd Fighter Squadron was piloted by 1st Lt Harold J. Morris when it was lost on a fighter-bomber mission 26 July 1944 to attack fuel dumps at Fournival, Bois de Mons and Givet (France, close to the Belgian...

  • 42-96182 'Miss Furie'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 64 x combat missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. 23-Dec-44. MACR...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:07 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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