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8th Air Force

14 August 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

2 B-26 were despatched.

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

2.

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC 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

3.

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

4.

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

5. ATLANTIC OCEAN

Description

WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

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

6. CARPETBAGGER

Description

CARPETBAGGER MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

37 B-24s fly CARPETBAGGER missions in France

Units

  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

7. HEMMINGSTADT - APHRODITE

Description

UNKNOWN

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

Mission Statistics

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-50625

    B-24 Liberator
    Consolidated B-24J Liberator 42-50625 from the 565th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF and coded EE-Z. Destroyed on August 14,1944 after crash-landing at Hethel due to battle damage. It caught fire and was completely burnt, crew OK.

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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