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  1. 8th Air Force 182

    8th Air Force 182

    11 January 1944
    Three aviation industry targets in Germany are bombed. The bomber force consists of 291 B-17s despatched from 1st Bomb Division in two elements, one element of 177 B-17s is despatched to Oschersleben, Germany as the primary target, the other 1BD...

  2. VIII Fighter Command FO 216

    VIII Fighter Command FO 216

    11 January 1944
    This is a large fighter operation composed of a total of 592 aircraft. This operation is divided into two fighter elements with a combined force of 221 aircraft (P-47s and P-51s) providing escort for the Oshersleben - Halberstat B-17 bomber formations...

  3. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    14 January 1944
    5 F-5s and 5 Spitfires are despatched from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Groupon photo recce sorties over France in the Pas-de-Calaise area to document damage inflicted on V-Weapon sites by heavy bombers eaarlier in the day. 1 aircraft was recalled...

  4. 8th Air Force 184 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 184 LEAFLET DROP

    14 January 1944
    4 B-17s from 303BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 840,000 leaflets on the French cities of Amiens, Lille, Cambrai and St. Omer. There are no losses or claims.

  5. 8th Air Force 185 OBOE TEST

    8th Air Force 185 OBOE TEST

    14 January 1944
    2 B-17s from 482BG are despatched on a night operation to Wesel, Germany to test the OBOE MkII navigation system.One aircraft aborted the mission because of radio failures of the test equipment....

  6. VIII Fighter Command FO 217 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO 217 BOMBER ESCORT

    14 January 1944
    This is a fighter operation to escort bombers attacking V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise area of France. A total of 645 fighter aircraft are despatched in three element by fighter type:...

  7. 8th Air Force 183

    8th Air Force 183

    14 January 1944
    This mission is a combined effort of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions to attack V-Weapon sites near the French coast near Pas-de-Calaise. Some targets of opportunity were also bombed. A total of 20 out of 21 V-Weapon sites are hit with varying results....

  8. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    20 January 1944
    2 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on phote recce sorties over Cherbourg, France. There are no losses or claims.

  9. 8th Air Force 186 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 186 LEAFLET DROP

    20 January 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 980,000 leaflets of the French cities of Lille, Brest, Caen and Chartres. There are no losses or claims but one aircraft has to abort the sortie because of aircraft mechanical failures.

  10. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    21 January 1944
    6 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo resse sorties over France, Belgium and Holland. 1 aircraft sustained a runaway prop shortly after take-off. Pilot attempted to return to base but runway was obscured by haze. He...

  11. 8th Air Force 188 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 188 LEAFLET DROP

    21 January 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 1,200,000 leaflets on the french cities of Reims, Nantes, Le Mans, Tours and Orleans. There are no losses or claims.

  12. VIII Fighter Command FO 221 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO 221 BOMBER ESCORT

    21 January 1944
    This is a bomber escort fighter operation composed of a combination of three fighter types: P-38s, P-47s and P51s totalling 628 aircraft despatched to escort the heavy bombers attacking V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise area and the Cherbourg area...

  13. 8th Air Force 187

    8th Air Force 187

    21 January 1944
    This mission is directed at 36 V-Weapon sites (34 in the Pas-de-Calaise area and 2 in the Chrebourg area of France) 24 of these are bombed successfully. All three Bomb Divisions participate in the attacks and the bomber gunners claimed 5-1-2 of...

  14. VIII Bomber Command 189 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 189 LEAFLET DROP

    23 January 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 1,200,000 leaflets on the French cities of: Rouen, Amiens, Lille, Cambrai and Valenciennes. There are no losses or claims.

  15. VIII Bomber Command 190 OBOE TEST

    VIII Bomber Command 190 OBOE TEST

    23 January 1944
    2 B-17s from 482BG are despatched to the German city of Duren to perform a test of the OBOE navigation system. Oboe was a British aerial blind bombing targeting system in World War II, based on radio transponder technology.[1] Using triangulation to...

  16. VIII Fighter Cmnd FO 65 Fighter Wing 82 FIGHTER/BOMBER

    VIII Fighter Cmnd FO 65 Fighter Wing 82 FIGHTER/BOMBER

    23 January 1944
    A force of 57 P-47s from 356FG are despatched on a fighter/bomber operation to attack a German airfield in France (exact location and name of target not in source data). There were no losses or claims and no figther aircraft dropped bombs.

  17. VIII Fighter Command FO 222 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO 222 BOMBER ESCORT

    24 January 1944
    A combined force of 638 fighter aircraft of three different types :P-38s, P-47s and P-51s are despatched to provide escort the heavy bombers attacking the Zukufnt power station at Eschweiler, Germany. A new escort tactic - area patrol - is attempted...

  18. VIII Bomber Command 191

    VIII Bomber Command 191

    24 January 1944
    The primary target of this mission was the Zukunft power station at Eschweilier, Germany. The mision was composed of 563 bombers three elements from 1BD, 2BD and 3BD. The despatch from 2BD was recalled doe to weather before it could take off. Mission...

  19. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    25 January 1944
    6 F-5s from 7th Photographis Reconnaissance Group are despatched to fly photo recce sorties over portions of NW France, Belgium and Holland. 1 aircaft sustained engine trouble on return and pilot had to bale out. 1RTD.

  20. 8th Air Force 192 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 192 LEAFLET DROP

    25 January 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 1,200,000 leaflets on the French cities of Caen, Reims, Chartres, Chateauroux and Brest. There are no losses or claims.

  21. 8th Air Force 193 OBOE TEST

    8th Air Force 193 OBOE TEST

    25 January 1944
    1 B-17 from 482BG is despatched over the city of Aachen, Germany in a test of the OBOE navigation system. Oboe was a British aerial blind bombing targeting system in World War II, based on radio transponder technology.[1] Using triangulation to...

  22. VIII Fighter Cmd FO 66 Fighter Wing 40 FIGHTER/BOMBER

    VIII Fighter Cmd FO 66 Fighter Wing 40 FIGHTER/BOMBER

    25 January 1944
    A combined force of 218 P-47s from: 78FG; 352FG; 353FG; 358FG and 359FG are despatched on a fighter/bomber attack on the German airfield at Leeuwarden, Holland. Only the 354FG actually makes the attack dropping 11 tonss of 500-pound bombs. The 359FG...

  23. 8th Air Force 194 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 194 LEAFLET DROP

    27 January 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operations to drop 1,440,00 leaflets on the French cities of: Paris, Rennes, Le Mans and Orleans. There are no losses or claims.

  24. 8th Air Force 195

    8th Air Force 195

    28 January 1944
    54 B-24s of 2nd Bomb Division from: 93BG and 446BG are despatched to bomb V-Weapons sites at Bonnieres, France. 2 PFF equipped aircraft lead each Group. 31 aircraft are effective on the target. 12 others of the 446BG were instructed to follow the lead...

  25. 8th Air Force 196 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 196 LEAFLET DROP

    28 January 1944
    5 B-17s from: 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 1,300,000 leaflets on the French cities of: Amiens; Rouen; Cambrai; Reims; and Caen. There are no losses or claims.

  26. 8th Air Force 197 OBOE TEST

    8th Air Force 197 OBOE TEST

    28 January 1944
    1 B-17 from 482BG is despatched on a night operation over the city of Emmerich, Germany, to test the OBOE navigation equipment. OBOE was a British aerial blind bombing targeting system in World War II, based on radio transponder technology.[1] Using...

  27. VIII Fighter Command FO 225 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO 225 BOMBER ESCORT

    28 January 1944
    122 P-47s are despatched from: 78FG and 361FG to escort the bombers attacking V-Weapon sites near Bonnieres, France. There are no losses or claims.

  28. VIII Fighter Cmd FO 67 Fighter Wing 8

    VIII Fighter Cmd FO 67 Fighter Wing 8

    28 January 1944
    A combined force of 158 P-47s are dedspatched from: 352FG and 359FG on a fighter/bomber operation to attack the German airfield at Leeuwarden, Holland. The 359BG was designated to actually attack the target with the 352FG providing escort and top cover...

  29. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    29 January 1944
    4-F-5s and 2 Spirfires are despatched from 7th Photographic Recconnaissance Group on photo recce sorties over NW France. There are no losses or claims

  30. 8th Air Force 199 LEAFLET OPERATION

    8th Air Force 199 LEAFLET OPERATION

    29 January 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 1,200,000 leaftlets on the French cities of: Lille; Tours; Lorient; Nantes; and Valenceinnes. There are no losses or claims.

  31. VIII Fighter Command FO 226 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO 226 BOMBER ESCORT

    29 January 1944
    A combined force of 632 fighter aircraft of 3 types: P38; P4; and P-51 are despatched to provide escort for the heavy bombers attacking at Frankfurt, Germany. Mission summary as follows:...

  32. 8th Air Force 198

    8th Air Force 198

    29 January 1944
    The primary target for this mission was the railroad marshalling yards and industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. A combined force of 863 heavy bombers were despatched in three elements to make the attack. The combined bomber gunner claims on enemy...

  33. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    30 January 1944
    1 F-5 from 7th Photographic Recconnaissance Group is despatched on a photo recce over the Dijon area of France. There are no losses or claims.

  34. 8th Air Force 201 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 201 LEAFLET DROP

    30 January 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 1,200,000 leaflets on the French cities of: Chateauroux; Brest, Chartres; Le Mans; and Caen. There are no losses or claims.

  35. 8th Air Force 202 OBOE TEST

    8th Air Force 202 OBOE TEST

    30 January 1944
    1 B-17 from 482BG is despatched on a night operation over the city of Duren, Germany to test the OBOE navigation system. OBOE was a British aerial blind bombing targeting system in World War II, based on radio transponder technology.[1] Using...

  36. VIII Fighter Command FO 227 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO 227 BOMBER ESCORT

    30 January 1944
    A combined force of 635 fighter aircraft are despatched to provide escort to heavy bombers attacking the avaition industry at Brunswick, Germany. All three types of fighter aircraft are employed: P-38s, P-47s and P-51s. Source data does not state how...

  37. 8th Air Force 200

    8th Air Force 200

    30 January 1944
    This mission has the aviation industry at Brunswick, Germany as the primary target. The mission is composed of a combined force pf 777 heavy bomber aircraft despatched in three elements: 1st Bomb Division; 2nd Bomb Division and 3rd Bomb Division. The...

  38. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    31 January 1944
    1 F-5 from 7th Photographic Recconnaissance Group is deptached on a photo recce sortie over the Dijon, France area. There are no losses or claims.

  39. 8th Air Force 203

    8th Air Force 203

    31 January 1944
    A combined force of 74 B-24s is despatched from: 93BG; 389BG; 392BG; and 446BG to bombe V-Weapon sites in the St. Pol/Siracourt areas of France. There are no aircraft or personnel losses and no claims on enemy aircraft.

  40. 8th Air Force 204 FIGHTER/BOMBER

    8th Air Force 204 FIGHTER/BOMBER

    31 January 1944
    A combined force of 209 fighter aircraft are despatched to attack the German airfield at Gilze-Rijen, Holland. Mission summary as follows:...

  41. VIII Fighter Command FO 229 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO 229 BOMBER ESCORT

    31 January 1944
    A combined force of 114 P-47s from 56FG and 356FG are despatched to provide fighter escort for bombers attacking V-Wepaon sited in the St. Pole/Siracourt areas of France. There are no aircraft or personnel losses and no claims on enemy aircraft.

  42. 8th Air Force Combat Crew Replacement Center

    8th Air Force Combat Crew Replacement Center

    02 February 1944
    This was a weather recconnaissance sortie over the English Channel by B-17F 42-30131 assigned to Headquarters Squadron of 1st Combat Crew Replacement Center located at Bovington, UK. The aircraft actually took off from RAF Brawdy, Pembrokeshire because...

  43. 8th Air Force 205

    8th Air Force 205

    02 February 1944
    V-Weapon sites in the St. Pol/Siracourt/Watten area of France are the primary targets for this mission. 110 B-24s are despacthed from 2nd Air Division: 44BG; 93BG; 389BG; 392BG; and 445BG. The lead group of the force despatched to attack near Watten...

  44. VIII Fighter Command FO 231 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO 231 BOMBER ESCORT

    02 February 1944
    A combined force of 183 P-47s is despatched from: 4FG; 355FG; 356FG; and 361FG to provide escort and top cover for the heavy bombers attacking V-Weapon sites in the St. Pol/Siracourt/Watten areas of France. There are no personnel or aircraft losses and...

  45. VIII Fighter Command FO 232 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO 232 BOMBER ESCORT

    02 February 1944
    A combined fighter force of 34 P-38s from 20FG and 44 P-47s from 359FG are despatched to provide escort to B-26s from IX Bomber Command that are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Tricqueville, France. There are no pesronnel casualties or...

  46. 8th Air Force 207 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 207 LEAFLET DROP

    03 February 1944
    7 B-17s are despatched from 305BG/422BS on a night operation to drop 420 bundles (2,100,000?) leaflets on the French cities of Paris, Rouen, Amiens, Reims, Orleans and Rennes. There are no aircraft or personnel losses and no claims on enemy aircraft.

  47. VIII Fighter Command FO 233 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO 233 BOMBER ESCORT

    03 February 1944
    A combined force of 632 fighter aircraft of types P-38, P-47 and P-51 are despatched to provide escort to heavy bombers attacking at Wilhelmshaven, Germany....

  48. 8th Air Force 206

    8th Air Force 206

    03 February 1944
    The port area and Naval facilities at Wilhelmshaven, Germany was the primary target for this mission. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Bomb Divisions all participated....

  49. 8th Air Force 209 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 209 LEAFLET DROP

    04 February 1944
    7 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operations to drop leaflets on the Franch citied of Lorient, Tours, Nantes, Raismes, Lille and Cambrai. Leaflets are also dropped on Antwerp, Belgium. A total of 319 bundles (1,595,000?) are dropped....

  50. VIII Fighter Command FO 234 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO 234 BOMBER ESCORT

    04 February 1944
    A combined force of 637 fighter aircraft are despatched to provide escort to the heavy bombers attacking at and around Frankfurt, Germany. Mission summary follows:...