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8th Air Force

12 September 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

Not yet known

Mission details

1. Leipzig, Germany

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

4 P-51s escort 2 P-38th F5s that went to the Leipzig area.

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

CARPETBAGGER MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Flight included unknown number of C-47s.

Units

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

3. France

Description

TRUCKIN' MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Unknown tonnage of war supplies to French airfields.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

Service

People

  • Emil Cohen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Informed that he was possibly the youngest pilot in the 8th Air Force, confirmed that he was the youngest Jewish pilot

Aircraft

  • PA944

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire PA944 PR Mk XI, Built at Chattis Hill Spitfire Factory. ...

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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