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8th Air Force

11 August 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Units

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

2.

Description

SCOUTING MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

DH98

Units

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

3.

Description

WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

DH98

Units

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

4. ATLANTIC OCEAN

Description

WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

5. CARPETBAGGER

Description

CARPETBAGGER MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

28 of 31 B-24s fly CARPETBAGGER missions.

Units

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

Service

Aircraft

  • PL-866

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire PL866 PR Mk XI, Built at Aldermaston. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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'.

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