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  1. VIII Fighter Command TRAINING OPERATION

    VIII Fighter Command TRAINING OPERATION

    17 November 1943
    This operation was a training flight made with three other P-47s from 56FG over the North Sea. One aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 1KNO having disappeared after entering a could bank over the North Sea. Believed to have crashed in the sea off of...

  2. VIII Bomber Command 133 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 133 LEAFLET DROP

    18 November 1943
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night mission to drop leaflets on Paris, Orleans; Chartres, Rennes and Le Mans, France. 980,00 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  3. VIII Bomber Command 132

    VIII Bomber Command 132

    18 November 1943
    The German airfield of Oslo/Kjeller, Norway is the target for a force of 102 B-24s from 2nd Bomb Division that included: 44BG (34); 93BG (20); 389BG (26); and 392BG (22). 82 aircraft are effective on the target. 9 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 61KIA...

  4. VIII Bomber Command 134

    VIII Bomber Command 134

    19 November 1943
    The primary target for this mission was Gelsenkirchen, Germany by adverse weather conditions and failure of the PFF equipment caused al formations to seek out targets of opportunity along the German-Dutch border. The force was composed of 168 B-17s...

  5. VIII Bomber Command 135 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 135 LEAFLET DROP

    19 November 1943
    6 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night mission to drop leaflets on Amiens; Reims, France, Brussels & Ghent, Belgium, and Amsterdam & The Hague, Holland. 2,316,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  6. VIII Fighter Command FO-184 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-184 BOMBER ESCORT

    19 November 1943
    A combined force of 288 P-47s from 56FG; 78FG; 352FG; 353FG; 355FG; and 356FG are despatched to provide escort to the B-17s scheduled to attack Gelsenkirchen, Germany. P-38s from 55FG were also planeed for the escort, but weather conditions kept them...

  7. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    23 November 1943
    4 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over NW France and Beligum. There are no losses or claims.

  8. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    24 November 1943
    2 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over NW France and Belgium. There are no losses or claims.

  9. VIII Bomber Command 136 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 136 LEAFLET DROP

    24 November 1943
    7 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night mission to drop leaflets on the cities of: Lille, Brussels, Antwerp, Chaleroi, Gosselies and Ghent. 2,400,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  10. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    25 November 1943
    4 Spitfires and 6 F-5s are despatched from 7th PRG to fly photo recce sorties over France and Belgium. There are no losses or claims.

  11. VIII Fighter Command FO-190 FIGHTER/BOMBER MISSION

    VIII Fighter Command FO-190 FIGHTER/BOMBER MISSION

    25 November 1943
    This mission is the first time that P-47s have been used as purely fighther/bomber attacks on a ground target. 276 P-47s from 56FG; 78FG; 352FG; 353FG; and 356FG are used in the operation. Those from 56FG and 353FG actually attack the German airfield...

  12. VIII Bomber Command 137 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 137 LEAFLET DROP

    25 November 1943
    7 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night mission to drop leaflets on the cities of: Reims, Paris, Rouen, Amiens, Chartres and Evreux, France. 1,176,000 leaflets are dropped. Ther are no losses or claims.

  13. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    26 November 1943
    4 F-5s and 2 Spitfires from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo reccded sorties over Germany, Holland and Belgium. There are no losses or claims.

  14. VIII Fighter Command FO-191 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-191 BOMBER ESCORT

    26 November 1943
    This mission is composed of two fighter elements. The first element is a combined force of 28 P-38s from 55FG and some of 20FG/73FS despatched to escort B-17 formations attacking Bremen, Germany. There are no losses of claims in this element....

  15. VIII Bomber Command 138

    VIII Bomber Command 138

    26 November 1943
    The industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the target for this massive mission (largest to date) of 505 B-17s which included 14 B-17 Pathfinders from 482BG spread among the B-17 formations - 13 of these completed the mission and 7 were damaged. ...

  16. VIII Bomber Command 139 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 139 LEAFLET DROP

    28 November 1943
    7 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night mission to drop leaflets on the citied of Gosselies, Ghent, Liege, Brussels, Antwerp and Rotterdam. 1,640,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no lossed or claims.

  17. VIII Bomber Command 140

    VIII Bomber Command 140

    29 November 1943
    This is another massive raid on Bremen, Germany by a force of 360 B-17s. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 182 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 94BG (40); 95BG (20); 96BG (41); 100BG (20);...

  18. VIII Bomber Command 141 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 141 LEAFLET DROP

    29 November 1943
    8 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night mission to drop leaflets on the cities of Paris, Reims, Le Mans, Orleans, Chartres, Amiens and Rouen, France. 1,600,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  19. VIII Bomber Command 142 SPECIAL OPERATION

    VIII Bomber Command 142 SPECIAL OPERATION

    29 November 1943
    1 B-17 from 482BG is despatched on a special operation to Emmerich, Germany and drops 2 2000lb general purpose bombs and a 1000lb Photoflash. There are no losses or claims.

  20. VIII Fighter Command FO-192

    VIII Fighter Command FO-192

    29 November 1943
    This mission is composed of two fighter elements despatached to escort B-17 formations attacking at Bremen, Germany. The first element is a force of 38 P-38s (includes some from 20FG/77FS) from 55FG. 7 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 5KIA 2POW. The...

  21. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    30 November 1943
    4 F-5s and 1 Spitfire from 7th Photographic Reconnaiddance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over Belgium and France.

  22. VIII Bomber Command 143

    VIII Bomber Command 143

    30 November 1943
    This mission is directed at a single target - the industrial areas of Solingen, Germany. The mission consists of three elements. The first element is a force of 221 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (24); 92BG (20); 303BG (20); 305BG (16...

  23. VIII Bomber Command 144 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 144 LEAFLET DROP

    30 November 1943
    6-B-17 from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night mission to drop leaflets on the cities of: Paris, Rouen, Tours, Krefled and Opladen. 1,407,500 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  24. VIII Fighter Command FO-193

    VIII Fighter Command FO-193

    30 November 1943
    This mission is composed of two fighter elements despatched to provide escort to B-17 bomber formations attackin at Bremen, Germany. The frist element is a combined force of 20 P38s from 55FG (including some from 20FG). 1 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR...

  25. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    01 December 1943
    2 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over France. No losses or claims.

  26. VIII Fighter Command FO-194 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-194 BOMBER ESCORT

    01 December 1943
    This mission was composed of two fighter elements despatched to escort bombers attacking Leverkusen/Solingen, Germany. The first element was a force of 42 P-38s from 55FG. 2 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 1KIA 1POW. 1 aircraft crahed on return and was...

  27. VIII Bomber Command 145

    VIII Bomber Command 145

    01 December 1943
    This mission was directed at the industrial areas of Leverkusen and Solingen, Germany. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 221 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (27); 92BG (18); 303BG (17);...

  28. VIII Bomber Command 146 SPECIAL OPERATION

    VIII Bomber Command 146 SPECIAL OPERATION

    02 December 1943
    1 B-17 from 482BG was despatched on a special night operation to Huls, Germany. Aircraft dropped 2 2000lb general purpose bombs an a 1000lb photoflash in an "Oboe"test. No losses or claims....

  29. VIII Bomber Command 147 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 147 LEAFLET DROP

    03 December 1943
    4 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop leaflets on Rouen, Lille and Paris, France. 800,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  30. VIII Bomber Command 148 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 148 LEAFLET DROP

    04 December 1943
    4 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop leaflets on the citeis of Le Mans, Orleans, Tours and Laval, France. 800,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  31. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    04 December 1943
    1F-5 and 2 Spitfires are despatched by 7PRG to fly photo recce sorties aver France and western Germany. There are no losses or claims.

  32. VIII Fighter Command FO-195 FIGHTER/BOMBER MISSION

    VIII Fighter Command FO-195 FIGHTER/BOMBER MISSION

    04 December 1943
    A force of 140 P-47s is despatched from: 56FG; 352FG; and 353FG. 16 P-47s from 353FG dive-bomb the German arifield of Glize-Rijen, Holland. P-47 of 352FG perform a fighter sweep ahead of the attacking force. P-47s from 353FG and 56FG provide escort....

  33. VIII Fighter Command FO-196 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-196 BOMBER ESCORT

    05 December 1943
    This is the FIRST use of the P-51 Mustang to escort bombers. 36 are despatched from 9th Air Force, 354th Fighter Group (under 8th AF control). There are no losses or claims in this element....

  34. VIII Bomber Command 149

    VIII Bomber Command 149

    05 December 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 216 B-17 from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (10); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (21); 351BG (35); 379BG (21); 381BG (30); 384BG (20); and 301BG (20)...

  35. VIII Bomber Command 150 SPECIAL OPERATION

    VIII Bomber Command 150 SPECIAL OPERATION

    10 December 1943
    1 B-17 from 482BG is desptached on a special night operation to test "Oboe". Intended target not in source data. The aircraft sustained an oxygen leak and had to abort the mission. The bomb load of 2 2000lb general purpose bombs and one 1000lb...

  36. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    11 December 1943
    4 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched to fly photo recce sorties over France, Holland and western Germany. 1 F-5 returns to base because it was intercepted, another crashed on return at East Berry, Berkshire and was destroyed...

  37. VIII Bomber Command 152 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 152 LEAFLET DROP

    11 December 1943
    4 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop leaflets on the cities of Leval, Rennes, Le Mans, and Nantes, France. 800,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  38. VIII Fighter Command FO-198 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-198 BOMBER ESCORT

    11 December 1943
    This fighter mission is composed of three elements despatched to provide escort to heavy bomber attacking at Bremen, Germany. The first element is a force of 31 P-38s from 55FG (included some from 20FG). There are no losses or claims in this element....

  39. VIII Bomber Command 151

    VIII Bomber Command 151

    11 December 1943
    This mission is a massive raid of 583 heavy bombers on the industrial areas of Emden, Germany. The first element is a combined force of 242 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (24); 92BG (18); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (20); 351BG (40)...

  40. VIII Air Support Command METEOROLOGICAL SORTIES

    VIII Air Support Command METEOROLOGICAL SORTIES

    12 December 1943
    2 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on meteorlogical sorties to Boulogne, France and Frankfurt, Germany. Therer are no losses or claims.

  41. VIII Bomber Command 153 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 153 LEAFLET DROP

    12 December 1943
    4 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop leaflets on the cities of Paris, Amiens and Oreleans, France. 800,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  42. VIII Bomber Command 155 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 155 LEAFLET DROP

    13 December 1943
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS were despatched on a night operations to drop leaflets on the ciries of Le Mans, Rennes, Tours, Nantes and Chartres, France. 1,000,000 leaflets were dropped. There were no losses or claims.

  43. VIII Fighter Command FO-199 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-199 BOMBER ESCORT

    13 December 1943
    This fighter mission was composed of three elements despatched to provide escort to bombers attacking at Bremen and Keil, Germany. The first element was a force of 31 P-38s from 55FG. There were no aircraft combat losses but 1 aircraft crash landed in...

  44. VIII Fighter Command FO-200 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO-200 FIGHTER SWEEP

    13 December 1943
    This is the first combat mission for 359th Fighter Group. A force of 36 P-47s is despatched to fly a fighter sweep in the Pas-de-Calaise area of France. No German aircarft are encountered and there are no losses or claims.

  45. Mission #1 - 445th Bomb Group

    Mission #1 - 445th Bomb Group

    13 December 1943
    MONDAY, 13 DECEMBER 1943...

  46. VIII Bomber Command 154

    VIII Bomber Command 154

    13 December 1943
    The port areas at Bremen and Kiel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the first mission where more than 600 aircraft are despatched. This mission is comprised of 8 elements. The first element consists 182 B-17s from: 91BG (31);...

  47. VIII Bomber Command 157 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 157 LEAFLET DROP

    16 December 1943
    4 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop leaflets on the cities of Hannover, Germany, Brussels, Belgium and Lille, France. 1,952,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  48. VIII Fighter Command FO-203 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-203 BOMBER ESCORT

    16 December 1943
    This fighter mission is despatched to escort bombres attacking at Bremen, Germany. The mission consists of three elements. The first element if a force of 31 P-38s from 55FG. No aircraft are lost in combat, but 1 aircraft went out of control over...

  49. VIII Bomber Command 156

    VIII Bomber Command 156

    16 December 1943
    This is a massive mission of 631 heavy bombers directed at the port area of Bremen, Germany. The force of 631 included 1 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG dispersed among the attacking formations. The mission is composed of three elements. The first...

  50. VIII Air Support Command METEOROLOGICAL SORTIES

    VIII Air Support Command METEOROLOGICAL SORTIES

    18 December 1943
    2 F-5s from 7th Photographic Resonnaiaance Group are despatched to fly meteorological sorties over Hannover, Germanyl There are no losses or claims.