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8th Air Force 642FB

19 September 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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Mission details

1. ARNHEM-NIJMEGEN

Description

FIGHTER-BOMBER MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

All P-51 Fighter Groups took part. Fighters fly patrols in Holland area of OPERATION MARKET GARDEN. Heavy ground fire.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

Service

People

  • Peter Jasura

    Military | Private First Class | Drop Master | 448th Bomb Group
    In Operation Market Garden, drop pulled Jasura out of the plane at a low attitude. MACR 9486. Plane was 'Eager One' A/C #44-10517 piloted by Lieutenant Harold Piper.

  • Osbon Malone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down near Tilburg on 9/18/44 in B-24 'Baggie Maggie' #42100416. Liberated from Stalag IX-B on April 2, 1945.

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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