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VIII Bomber Command 102 with RAF

23 September 1943

Official description

Not yet known


5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched to join a night mission with the Royal Air Force (RAF) on the city of Mannheim, Germany. One aricraft aborted and 4 were effective on the target. There were no losses or claims but one aircraft was damaged.

Mission details

1. MANNHEIM (Primary)



Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress


5 B-17 of 305th Bomb Group/422nd Bomb Squadron join RAF in night raid.


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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 7.00
Number of aircraft Sent 5
Number of aircraft Effective 4
Number of aircraft Damaged 1


Date Contributor Update
28 June 2015 20:23:46 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description

Lee Cunningham 28-Jun-2015. Added bomber gunner claims to Nantes element statistics per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:16 AAM AAM ingest

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'.