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  1. VIII Air Support Command 43

    VIII Air Support Command 43

    03 September 1943
    1 A-20 is despatched from 67th Reconnaissnace Group on a photo recce sotie over Lerun and Kergal areas of Brittany. No losses or claims.

  2. VIII Air Support Command 44

    VIII Air Support Command 44

    03 September 1943
    A force of 141 B-26s from; 323BG (36); 322BG (36); 387BG (36); and 386BG (33) are despatched to attack German airfields in France. 31 from 323BG bomb at Beaumont/Le Roger, France; 36 from 322BG bomb at Beauvais/Tille; and 31 from 387BG bomb at Lille...

  3. VIII Air Support Command 45

    VIII Air Support Command 45

    03 September 1943
    An unknown number of B-26s from unknown Bomb Groups are schdueld to bomb the marshalling yards at Hazebrouck, France and the German airfield at Lille/Nord, France but the mission is cancelled.

  4. VIII Air Support Command 46

    VIII Air Support Command 46

    03 September 1943
    1 A-20 from 67th Reconnaissance Group is despatache to fly a photo recce sortie from St. Michel -en-Grave to Keraline, France. No losses or claims.

  5. VIII Fighter Command FO-121 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-121 BOMBER ESCORT

    03 September 1943
    160 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG are despatched to escort the B-17 formations German airfields within their range in NW France. 1 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR)-1POW and 2 are damaged. The fighters claim 4-1-0 of attacking German fighters.

  6. VIII Fighter Command FO-122 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-122 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    03 September 1943
    A combined force of 95 P-47s is despatched from: 56FG and 78FG on fighter sweeps in the Dunkirk, France area. No German aircraft are encountered. No losses or claims.

  7. VIII Bomber Command 90

    VIII Bomber Command 90

    03 September 1943
    German airfields in France and the Caudron-Renault works at Paris are the targets for this mission. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 168 B-17s from: 91BG (14); 351BG (19); 381BG (22); 92BG (19); 305BG ...

  8. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    04 September 1943
    6 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over Hollnad and NW France.

  9. VIII Air Support Command 47

    VIII Air Support Command 47

    04 September 1943
    Marshalling yards in France are the targets for this four element mission. The first element is a formation of 36 B-26s from 387BG despatched to bomb the railroad marsalling yards at Coutrai, France. 33 are effective on the target. Therer are no losses...

  10. VIII Fighter Command FO-124 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-124 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    04 September 1943
    A combined force of 95 P-47s from 56FG & 78FG are despatchec to fly fighter sweeps in the Antwerp, Belgium area. There are no losses or claims.

  11. VIII Air Support Command 49

    VIII Air Support Command 49

    05 September 1943
    2 A-20s from 67th Reconnaissance Group are despatched to fly photo recce over St. Pol-de-Leon, France. There are no losses or claims.

  12. VIII Air Support Command 48

    VIII Air Support Command 48

    05 September 1943
    Railroad marshalling yards are the targets of this two-element mission. The firstelement is a combined force of 72 B-26s from 323BG and 322BG despatched to bomb two railroad marshalling yards at Ghent, Belgium. 63 are effective on the targets. There...

  13. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    06 September 1943
    8 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissnace Group are despatched to fly photo recce sorties over Holland and NW France.

  14. VIII Air Support Command 50

    VIII Air Support Command 50

    06 September 1943
    Railroad marshalling yards are again the targets for this two-element mission. The first element is a formation of 72 B-26s from: 387BG (36) and 386BG (36) despatched to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France. 66 are effective on the...

  15. VIII Air Support Command 51

    VIII Air Support Command 51

    06 September 1943
    Railroad marshalling yards in France are the targets of this two-element mission. The first element is a formation of 72 B-26s from: 323BG (36) and 322BG (36) despatched to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Amiens, France. This is the second...

  16. VIII Fighter Command FO-125 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-125 BOMBER ESCORT

    06 September 1943
    A combined force of 176 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG were despatched to escort the B-17s attacking at Stuttgart, Germany. The bomber groups get separated and disorganised making fighter coverage nearly impossible. One P-47 Failed to Return ...

  17. VIII Bomber Command 91

    VIII Bomber Command 91

    06 September 1943
    This mission was planned as massive attack of 338 B-17s on the industrial areas of Stuttgart, Germany and would be supported by a formation of 69 B-24s flying a diversion. This would be the first action from the UK for the B-24 Groups that had recently...

  18. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    07 September 1943
    5 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissnace Group are despatched to fly photo recce sorties over Belgium and NW France.

  19. VIII Air Support Command 52

    VIII Air Support Command 52

    07 September 1943
    A combined force of 144 B-26s from: 386BG (36); 387BG (26); 322BG (36); and 323BG (36) is despatched to bomb the railroad marshalling yards (MY) at Lille and St.Pol France. Apparently, there was some confusion during the assembly of the formations for...

  20. VIII Fighter Command FO-126 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-126 BOMBER ESCORT

    07 September 1943
    A combined force of 178 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG are despatched to escort the B-17 and B-24 formations attacking at Brussels, Belgium and Bergen, Holland. 2 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR)-1KIA 1POW and 1 ran out of gas on return and...

  21. VIII Bomber Command 92

    VIII Bomber Command 92

    07 September 1943
    Two German airfields, one at Brussels, Begium and the other at Bergen, Holland, and the V-Weapons sites around Watten, France are the primary targets for this mission....

  22. VIII Air Support Command ANTI SUB PATROL & PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command ANTI SUB PATROL & PHOTO RECCE

    08 September 1943
    1 B-24 from 479th Anti-Submarine Group/4th Anti-Submarine Squadron is despatched on an anti-sub patrol over the Bay of Biscay, France. The aircraft is shot down by German fighters and crashes into the sea. 7POW 3RTD (rescued by ASR)....

  23. VIII Air Support Command 53

    VIII Air Support Command 53

    08 September 1943
    The German airfields a Lille, France ar the primay targets for this two element mission. The first element is a force of 71 B-26s from 323BG (35) and 387BG (36) despatched to bomb th Lille/Nord airfield. 68 aircraft are effective on the target. There...

  24. VIII Air Support Command 54

    VIII Air Support Command 54

    08 September 1943
    72 B-26s from: 387BG (18); 322BG (18); 386BG (18); 323BG (18) are despatched to bomb the coastal defenses in the Boulogne are of France. 68 are effective on hitting their targets. There are no losses or claims.

  25. VIII Fighter Command FO-127 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-127 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    08 September 1943
    A combined force of 93 P-47s were despatched from 56FG and 78FG to fly fighter sweeps in the Courtrai/Ghent/Haamstede Area. No losses or claims.

  26. VIII Bomber Command 93

    VIII Bomber Command 93

    08 September 1943
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched to assist the RAF with a photoflash drop over the target at Boulogne, France. There are no losses or claims.

  27. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    09 September 1943
    6 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaisiance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over Northern and Western France.

  28. VIII Air Support Command 55

    VIII Air Support Command 55

    09 September 1943
    The coastal defenses along the French coast near Boulogne are the targets for 217 B-26s from: 322BG (54); 323BG (54); 386BG (55) and 387BG (54). These operational capacity of each of these Groups has been increased by 50%. 202 aircraft are effective on...

  29. VIII Fighter Command FO-128 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-128 BOMBER ESCORT

    09 September 1943
    215 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; 352FG; and 353FG are despatched is support of OPERATION STARKEY to escort the 330 bombers participating in VIII Bomber Command mission 94. This si the first combat operation for 352FG as they fly a patrol over the...

  30. VIII Fighter Command FO-129 PRACTICE SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO-129 PRACTICE SWEEP

    09 September 1943
    36 P-47s from 355FG are despatched on a practice fighter sweep along the Holland/Belgium coast. No losses or claims.

  31. VIII Bomber Command 94 OPERATION STARKEY

    VIII Bomber Command 94 OPERATION STARKEY

    09 September 1943
    This mission has been named OPERATION STARKEY. It is planned as a coordinated attack of multiple bomber elements upon multiple targets and incorporates fighter escort as a rehearsal of what may be required to support an invasion of the Continent. It is...

  32. VIII Air Support Command 56

    VIII Air Support Command 56

    11 September 1943
    This mission is composed of two elements. The first element is composed of 20 B-26s from 322BG despatched to bomb the shipyards at Le Trait France. 19 are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims, but 14 aircraft are damaged and one...

  33. VIII Air Support Command 57

    VIII Air Support Command 57

    14 September 1943
    Two German airfields are the intended targets of this mission. 108 B-26s from: 322BG (36); 386BG (36); and 387BG (36) are depatched to bomb the German airfields ay Woendrecht, Holland and Lille/Nord, France but the formations are recalled due to bad...

  34. VIII Fighter Command FO-130 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO-130 FIGHTER SWEEP

    14 September 1943
    A force of 126 P-47s from: 4FG, 56FG, 352FG, and 355FG are despatched on a fighter sweep over dunkirk and the Dutch Islands. 1 aircraft is damaged on take-off, hitting a tree. Pilot makes wheels up landing in a field and is OK. Aircraft repaired.

  35. VIII Fighter Command FO-131 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO-131 FIGHTER SWEEP

    14 September 1943
    A formation of 83 P-47s frim 352FG and 355FG are despatched on a fighter sweep of the Knokke/Calaise area. 1 Aircraft Failed to Return (FTR)-1KIA. There are no other losses or claims.

  36. VIII Air Support Command 58

    VIII Air Support Command 58

    15 September 1943
    Two German airfields in France are the targets for this mission. The first element is a formation of 72 B-26s from 322BG (36) and 323BG (36) depatched to bomb the German airfield at Lille/Nord, France. The mission is recalled due to clooud cover over...

  37. VIII Bomber Command 95

    VIII Bomber Command 95

    15 September 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a formation of 93 B-17s from: (1BG (19); 305BG (18); 306BG (18); 351BG (19); and 381BG (19) despatched to bomb the German air deport at Romilly-sur-Seine, France. 87 aircraft are...

  38. VIII Bomber Command 96

    VIII Bomber Command 96

    15 September 1943
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS join a night mission with the RAF to bomb the Dunlop Rubber Factory at Montlucon, France. There are no losses or claims.

  39. VIII Fighter Squadron FO-132 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Squadron FO-132 BOMBER ESCORT

    15 September 1943
    201 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; 352FG; and 353FG are despatched to provide escort for the B-17 formations attcking targets at Romilly-sur-Seine and Paris, France. The fighters claim 0-0-1 of attacking German fighters. 2 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR)...

  40. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    16 September 1943
    11 F-5s from 7th PG are despatched on photo recce sorties over Belgium and NW France. There are no losses or claims.

  41. VIII Air Support Command 59

    VIII Air Support Command 59

    16 September 1943
    This mission is composed of two elements: The first element is a formation 36 B-26s from 322BG despatched to bomb the German airfield of Beaumont Le Roger, France. 34 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no lossea or claims....

  42. VIII Bomber Command 98 & RAF

    VIII Bomber Command 98 & RAF

    16 September 1943
    This mission is a night attack by the RAF on the railroad marshalling yards at Modane, France. 5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS joined in the attack. There were no losses or claims.

  43. VIII Fighter Command FO-133 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-133 BOMBER ESCORT

    16 September 1943
    A combined force of 79 P-47s from 56FG and 353FG are despatched to provide escort for the 1st Bomb Division formations attacking at Nantes, France. No aircraft are lost and the fighters calim 2-0-1 of attacking German fighters.

  44. VIII Bomber Command 97

    VIII Bomber Command 97

    16 September 1943
    This mission is composed of two elements: Bomb Groups from 1st Bomb Division and Bomb groups from 3rd Bomb Division. The first element is a combined force of 147 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 303BG (19); 305BG (16); 351BG (19); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and...

  45. VIII Air Support Command 60 PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command 60 PHOTO RECCE

    17 September 1943
    One A-20 is despatched from 67th Reconnaissance Group to fly a photo recce sortie over the Brest Peninsula, France. No losses or claims.

  46. VIII Air Support Command 61

    VIII Air Support Command 61

    17 September 1943
    This mission consists of two formations. 72 B-26s from: 366BG (36) and 387BG (36) are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Bauvais/Tille, France. The formation from 366BG is unable to bomb. 25 of the 72 despatched are effective on the target....

  47. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    18 September 1943
    2 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over the Chrebourg area of France. There are no losses or claims.

  48. VIII Air Support Command 62

    VIII Air Support Command 62

    18 September 1943
    This mission was a combined force of 72 B-26s from: 323BG (36) and 387BG (36) despatched to bomb the German airfield of Beaumont Le Roger, France, but weather and could cover prevent boming. There are no losses or claims.

  49. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    19 September 1943
    2 F-5s from 7th Photographich Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over Northern and Western France. There are no losses or claims.

  50. VIII Air Support Command 64

    VIII Air Support Command 64

    19 September 1943
    This mission was a combinded force of 72 B-26s from: 322BG (36) and 323BG (36) despatched to bomb the German airfield a Merville, France, but could cover obscures the target and no aircraft are able to bomb. There are no losses or claims.