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  1. 8th Air Force FO 263 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 263 BOMBER ESCORT

    08 March 1944
    A combined force of 891 fighters of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despatched to provide escort to heavy bombers attacking the VKF ball bearing factories at Berlin/Erkner. Mission summary follows:...

  2. 8th Air Force 252

    8th Air Force 252

    08 March 1944
    The VKF ballbearing factory at Berlin/Erkner is the primary target for 623 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. Fighter opposition and anti-aircraft fire are intense. There are so many formation attacking that some divert to other...

  3. 8th Air Force FO 264 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 264 BOMBER ESCORT

    09 March 1944
    A combined force of fighters of types: P-38s; P-47s and P-51s are despatched to provide escort to heavy bombers attacking at Berlin, Hannover, Brunswick and Nienburg, Germany. Mission summary follows:...

  4. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    09 March 1944
    4 F-5s and 2 Spitfires are despatched from 7th Photographic Reconnaissnace Group on photo recce sorties over France and Germany. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  5. 8th Air Force 253

    8th Air Force 253

    09 March 1944
    Berlin is once again targeted by this mission as a secondary target. Primary target not listed in source data. All 3 Air Divisions despatch aircraft. There is very little fighter opposition. Mission Summary follows:...

  6. 8th Air Force FERRY LOSS

    8th Air Force FERRY LOSS

    10 March 1944
    1 B-17 2nd Ferry Group/27th Ferry Squadron is lost in the Atlantic en-route to the UK, between Goose Bay, Labrador and Meeks Field, Iceland. 10KIS MACR 2732.

  7. 8th Air Force 254

    8th Air Force 254

    10 March 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000) leaftlets on the Belgian cities of Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and Monceau-sur-Sambre. There are no losses or claims.

  8. 8th Air Force FO 265 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 265 BOMBER ESCORT

    11 March 1944
    This fighter escort operation is composed of two separate elements. The first element is a combined force of 140 fighters of types: P-47 and P-51 are despatched to provide escort to heavy bombers attacking at Munster, Germany and vicinity. Mission...

  9. 8th Air Force 255

    8th Air Force 255

    11 March 1944
    This mission is compsed of two separate elements. The first element is despatched to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Munster, Germany as the primary target. The attack is made by B-17s from 1st Air Division. 3rd Air Division also sends B-17s to...

  10. 8th Air Force 256

    8th Air Force 256

    12 March 1944
    The industrial areas of St. Pol and Siracourt, France are the primary target fot this mission. A combined force of 52 B-24s from: 44BG; 93BG; and 392BG are despatched. 46 are effective on the primary target and 6 other bomb Targets of Opportunity (TOs)...

  11. 8th Air Force 258 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 258 LEAFLET DROP

    13 March 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 350 bundles (1,750,000?) leaflets on the French cities of Reims, Orleans, Paris, Amiens, Rouen and Chartres. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  12. 8th Air Force FO 267 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 267 BOMBER ESCORT

    13 March 1944
    A combined force of 213 P-47s from: 352FG; 353FG; 356FG; 359FG and 361FG are despatched to provide escort to heavy bombers attacking V-Weapon sites near Pas-de-Calaise and Poix, France. All P-51 squadron are grounded to make modifications to their...

  13. 8th Air Force 257

    8th Air Force 257

    13 March 1944
    V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise area of France are the targets for this mission. All three Air Divisions despatch aircraft but the weather is so terrible that most could not bomb a target. Mission Summary follows:...

  14. 8th Air Force 260 FIGHTER BOMBER

    8th Air Force 260 FIGHTER BOMBER

    15 March 1944
    A force of 8 P-47s from 353FG are despatched on a fighter bomber operation to make a test drop on a barge in the Zuider Zee, Holland. 6 provide escort and 2 actually make the attack. Source data does not indicate if the attack was successful. There are...

  15. 8th Air Force 261 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 261 LEAFLET DROP

    15 March 1944
    7 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 350 bundles (1,750,000?) leaflets on the French cities of Rennes, Lille, Reims, Le Mans, Paris and Chartres. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  16. 8th Air Force FO 269 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 269 BOMBER ESCORT

    15 March 1944
    A combined force of 588 fighters of types: P-38 and P-47 are despatched to provide escort to heavy bombers attacking at Brunswick, Germany. No P-51 units are despatched because all P-51s have been grounded to make modifications to their VHF radio...

  17. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    15 March 1944
    2 F-5s and 1 Spitfire from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over France and Heliogland, Germany. There are no losses, causalties or claims.

  18. 8th Air Force 259

    8th Air Force 259

    15 March 1944
    The industrial areas of the secondary target of Brunswick, Germany. A combined force of 344 heavy bombers from 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched. Mission Summary follows:...

  19. 8th Air Force FO 270 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 270 BOMBER ESCORT

    16 March 1944
    A combined force of 868 fighters of types: P-38; P-47; and P-51 are despatched to provide excort to heavy bombers attacking at Augsburg and Friedrichshafen, Germany. Despatch summary follows:...

  20. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    16 March 1944
    6 F-5s and 2 Spitfires from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are desptached on photo recce sorties over France and Germany. 2 aircraft are Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR), 1 was abandoned over England due to instrument failure and the other was...

  21. 8th Air Force 262

    8th Air Force 262

    16 March 1944
    The two primary targets for this mission are: the industrial areas of Augsburg, Germany and Friedrichshafen, Germany. A combined force of 720 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The bomber gunners of the combined despatch...

  22. 8th Air Force 263 FIGHTER STRAFING

    8th Air Force 263 FIGHTER STRAFING

    17 March 1944
    A combined force of 135 P-47s from: 78FG; 353FG; 358FG; and 361FG are despatched to make low-level strafing attacks on German airfields in France. 15 aircraft from 353FG attacked Soesterburg airfield; 25 aircraft from 361FG attacked the German airfield...

  23. 8th Air Force 265 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 265 LEAFLET DROP

    18 March 1944
    6 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 300 bundles (1,500,000?) leaflets on the French cites of Cambrai, Lille, Paris, Amiens, Roeun, and Caen. There are no losses or claims.

  24. 8th Air Force FO 273 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 273 BOMBER ESCORT

    18 March 1944
    A combined force of 925 fighters of types: P-38; P-47; and P-51 are despatched to escort heavy bombers attacking at Friedrickshafen, Oberpfaffenhofen and Munich, Germany. Despatch summary follows:...

  25. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    18 March 1944
    5 F-5s and 1 Spitfire from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over France and Germany. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  26. 8th Air Force 264

    8th Air Force 264

    18 March 1944
    The German aircraft industries and aie depots are the main objectives of this mission. A combined total of 738 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Oberpfaffenhofen and...

  27. 8th Air Force 267 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 267 LEAFLET DROP

    19 March 1944
    6 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 300 bundles (1,500,000?) leaflets on the Dutch cities of The Hague, Rotterdam, Leeuwarden, Utrecht and Amesterdam. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  28. 8th Air Force 268 FIGHTER BOMBER

    8th Air Force 268 FIGHTER BOMBER

    19 March 1944
    A force of 35 P-47s is despatched from 78FG to strafe and bomb the German airfied at Gilze-Rijen, Holland. 20 actually attacked the target whiel the other 10 provided escort. There are no losses, casualties or claims in this element.

  29. 8th Air Force FO 274 FIGHTER ATTACK ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 274 FIGHTER ATTACK ESCORT

    19 March 1944
    A force of 39 P-51s are despatched from 4FG to fly fighter sweeps in support of P-47s from 78FG attacking the German airfield at Gilze-Rije, Holland. There are no losses, casualties or claims in this element.

  30. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    19 March 1944
    1 F-5 and 1 Spitfire from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over France and Germany. There are no losses, casualties or claims

  31. 8th Air Force 266

    8th Air Force 266

    19 March 1944
    V-Weapon sites in France are the targets for this mission. A combined force of 193 B-17s of 1st and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched. Mission Summary follows:...

  32. 8th Air Force FO 275 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 275 BOMBER ESCORT

    20 March 1944
    A force of 594 fighters of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despatched to escort heavy bombers attacking at Frankfurt and Mannheim, Germany. Dispatch summary follows:...

  33. 8th Air Force 269

    8th Air Force 269

    20 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Frankfurt and the railroad marshalling yards there are the targets for this mission. All three Air Disivisions despatch aircraft but high clouds frustrated bombing attempts and many formations abandoned the mission even after...

  34. 8th Air Force 270

    8th Air Force 270

    21 March 1944
    The V-Weapon site at Watten, France is the target for this mission. A combined force of 65 B-24s from: 44BG; 93BG; 392BG; and 458BG are despatched. 7 aircraft are damaged. There are no other losses, casualties or claims.

  35. 8th Air Force 271 FIGHTER SWEEP

    8th Air Force 271 FIGHTER SWEEP

    21 March 1944
    A force of 41 P-51s from 4FG are despatched on a fighter sweep, search and destroy, operation in the area of Bordeaux, France. 7 aircraft Failed to Return - 2KIA 4POW 1EVD. The fighters claim 12-0-0 of German aircraft in the air and 9-0-4 on the grond....

  36. 8th Air Force 272 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 272 LEAFLET DROP

    21 March 1944
    6 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 300 bundles (1,500,000?) leaflets on the Dutch cities of The Hague, Amsterdam, Leewarden, Rotterdam, and Utrecht. There are no losses, casulaties or claims.

  37. 8th Air Force FO 276 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 276 BOMBER ESCORT

    21 March 1944
    A force of 48 P-47s from 78FG are despathed to escort heavy bomber attacking V-Weapon sites at Watten, France. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  38. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    21 March 1944
    1 Spitfire from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group is despatched on a photo recce sortie of the La Rochelle area of France. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  39. 8th Air Force 274 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 274 LEAFLET DROP

    22 March 1944
    6 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 263 bundles (1,315,000) leaflets on Paris, France and the Dutch cities of The Hague, AMsterdam and Leeuwarden. There are no losses, claims or casualties.

  40. 8th Air Force FO 277 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 277 BOMBER ESCORT

    22 March 1944
    A combined force of 540 fighters of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despatched to escort heave bombers attacking ad Berlin and surrounding areas. 275 of these aircraft are contributed by IX Fighter Command units. Despatch summary follows:...

  41. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    22 March 1944
    1 F-5 and 1 Spitfire from 7th Photographic Resonnaissnace Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over Holland and Germany. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  42. 8th Air Force 273

    8th Air Force 273

    22 March 1944
    The German aviation industries at Oraneinburg and Basdorf were the intended primary target for this mission but dense cloud cover prevented the attack on these targets. The secondary target of Berlin, Germany and surrounding Targets of Opportunity (TOs...

  43. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    23 March 1944
    3 F-5s and 4 Spitfires from 7th Photographic Reconnaissnace Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over Germany, Holland and France. 1 aircraft is intercepte by and enemy aircraft but managed to evade being shot down and returned to base safely.

  44. 8th Air Force 276 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 276 LEAFLET DROP

    23 March 1944
    5 B-17 from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 262 bunldes (1,310,000?) leaflets in the French cities of Grenoble, Vichy, Lyon, Toulouse, and Limoges. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  45. 8th Air Force FO 278 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 278 BOMBER ESCORT

    23 March 1944
    A combined force of 841 fighters of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despatched to provide escort to heavy bombers attacking at Brunswick, Munster and Handorf, Germany. Despatch summary follows:...

  46. 8th Air Force 275

    8th Air Force 275

    23 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Brunswick, Munster, Osnabruck, and Achmer, Germany as well as the airfield at Handorf, Germany become the targets for a force of 768 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. The bomber gunner claims on German...

  47. 8th Air Force 277

    8th Air Force 277

    24 March 1944
    This mission is composed of two elements, one from 1st Air Division and the other from 2nd Air Division. A total of 436 hevay bombers are despatched. The primary target for 1st Air Division is the the ball bearing plants at Schweifurt, Germany. 2nd Air...

  48. 8th Air Force 278 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 278 LEAFLET DROP

    24 March 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000?) leaflets on Tours and Lorient, France and Brussels, Charleroi and Antwerp, Belgium. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  49. 8th Air Force 279 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force 279 BOMBER ESCORT

    24 March 1944
    A force of 540 fighters of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despatched to provide escort to heavy bombers attacking at Schweinfurt, Germany and St. Dizier, France airfield. 266 of the 540 aircraft (both P-47 and P-51) are supplied by IX Fighter Command...

  50. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    24 March 1944
    6 F-5s and 1 Spitfire form 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over France. There are no losses, casualtiess or claims.