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8th Air Force 623FE

11 September 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Specific units not correlated in source data. Claims include 12-0-16 on the ground.

Units

  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

2.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

P-47 and P-51 Fighter Groups took part. Specific units not correlated in source data. Claims include 4-0-2 on the ground.

Units

  • 2nd Bomb Division

    2nd Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 2nd Bomb Wing came under the command of the 2nd Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

3.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

All fighter groups participate. Specific units not correlated in source data. Claims include 26-0-25 on the ground. Highest fighter losses and claims to date.

Units

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

Service

People

  • George Baker

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed tour. Credited with 4.5 aerial kills, 1 x probable and a ground kill. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Russell

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    On 11 September 1944, 1st Lt. Russell had just destroyed an Fw 190 when another fighter hit him in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang 44-14158 with a 20mm round which exploded in his cockpit and wounded him. Near Fulda, when his aircraft started to burn, ...

Aircraft

  • 42-38014 LITTLE AMERICA II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 14/11/43; Kearney 3/12/43; Presque Isle, Maine 9/12/43; Assigned to the 546th BS/384th BG [BK-G] at Station 106, Grafton Underwood on 6/1/44; (19/9/44 - struck by flak just before the IP; after dropping bombs on target left...

  • 44-14158

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of James Russell. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:13 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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