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8th Air Force 275

23 March 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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 aircraft were bundled in the source data as 33-8-11. These are sated in the statistics of 3rd Air Division. Mission Summary follows:

3rd Air Division: A combined force of 224 B-17s from: 94BG; 95BG/96BG; 100BG; 385BG; 388BG; 390BG; 447BG; and 452BG are despatched to attack the industrial areas of Brunswick, Germany as a secondary target. 205 aircraft are effective on the target. 3 others bomb Targets of Opportunity in the Burnswick area. 17 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) - 64KIA 95POW 1EVD 10RTD (rescuded by ASR). 221 aircraft are damaged. 3 airmen in returning aircraft are KIA and 6 others are WIA. There are no other losses or casualties. The combined claims of the bomber gunners on attacking German aircraft were 33-8-11.

1st Air Division: A combined force of 300 B-17F from: 91BG; 92BG;303BG; 305BG;306BG;351BG; 379BG; 381BG; 384BG; 401BG; and 457BG are despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Munster, Germany as a secondary target. 47 are effective on the target; 83 attack the railroad marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany as a Target of Opportunity (TO); 67 bomb the industrial area of Ahlen, Germany as a Target of Opportunity (TO); 19 aircraft bomb the industrial area of Neubeckham, Germany as a Target of Opportunity (TO); 80 aircraft bomb other Targets of Opportunity in the Munster area. 6 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) - 22KIA 45POW. 56 aire damaged. 1 airman in a returning aircraft is KIA and another 3 are WIA. There are no other losses, casualties or claims.

2nd AIr Division: A combined force of 244 B-24s from: 44BG; 93BG; 389BG; 392BG; 445BG; 446BG; 448BG; 453BG; 458BG; and 466BG are despatched to bomb the primary target of the airfield at Handorf, Germany. 68 are effective on the target; 36 bomb the industrial area of Achmer as a Target of Opportunity (TO); 21 bomb the airfield at Achmer, Germany; 12 bomb the indsutrail area of Munster, Germany as a secondary target; 52 bomb the industrial area of OSanbruck, Germany as a Target of Opportunity (TO); and 14 aircraft bomb other Targets of Opportunity in the area of Munster, Germany. 6 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) - 28KIA 29POW(1DIC) 1EVD. 45 aircraft are damaged. 1 airman in a returning aircraft is WIA. There are no other losses, casualties or claims.

Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

It has not been determined which aircraft from 3rd Bomb Division attacked this target.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 6.77
Number of aircraft Sent 3
Number of aircraft Effective 3

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

It has not been determined which Groups from 2nd Bomb Division attacked this target.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 35.17
Number of aircraft Sent 14
Number of aircraft Effective 14

3. ACHMER (AIRFIELD) (Opportunistic) / Münster, Germany

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

It has not been determined which Groups from 2nd Bomb Division attacked this target.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 57.75
Number of aircraft Sent 21
Number of aircraft Effective 21

4. ACHMER (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL AREA

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

It has not been determined which Groups from 2nd Bomb Division attacked this target.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 90.43
Number of aircraft Sent 36
Number of aircraft Effective 36

5. AHLEN (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL AREA

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

It has not been determined which Groups from 1st Bomb Division attacked this target.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 238.52
Number of aircraft Sent 67
Number of aircraft Effective 67

6. Brunswick, Germany

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Weather conditions scatter the attack. Groups participating are all part of 3rd Bomb Division. The bomber gunner claims of all 3 Air Divisions are included in the statistics of this element.

Units

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 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...

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organisation and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29-Jun-1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28-Aug-42 to 31-Oct-42 than at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas from...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 469.04
Number of aircraft Sent 221
Number of aircraft Effective 205
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 7
Number of aircraft Damaged 221
Number of people Killed In Action 22
Number of people Prisoners of War 45
Enemy aircraft claimed as Destroyed by Bomber Command 33
Enemy aircraft claimed as Probably Destroyed by Bomber Command 8
Enemy aircraft claimed as Damaged by Bomber Command 11

7. HAMM (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL AREA

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

It has not been determined which Groups from 1st Bomb Division attacked this target.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 295.48
Number of aircraft Sent 83
Number of aircraft Effective 83

8. Handorf, Germany

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

Groups participating are all of 2nd Bomb Division. Losses for all targets bundled.
HANDORF (Primary)

Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group to be given B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 model that was fitted with a nose turret on the production line, an adaptation...

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 170.82
Number of aircraft Sent 109
Number of aircraft Effective 68
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 6
Number of people Killed In Action 28
Number of people Wounded in Action 1
Number of people Evaded 1
Number of people Prisoners of War 29
Number of people Died in Captivity 1

9. Münster, Germany

Description

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

It has not been determined which Groups from 2nd Bomb Division attacked this target.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 30.14
Number of aircraft Sent 12
Number of aircraft Effective 12

10. Münster, Germany

Description

INDUSTRIAL AREA

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

This is the secondary target for the B-17s Groups participating are all of 1st Bomb Division.

457th BG MISSION NO. 18 - LIPPSTADT, GERMANY

23 MARCH 1944

Twenty-six aircraft returned to the air field at Lippstadt, the scene of the first operational mission, to bomb an operational fighter field. This field was used by Me-109s and I lOs, and for storage of FW-190s and Me-109s. The Group led the 94th Combat Wing, flying fourth in the Division formation. Lt. Col. Raymond L. Cobb (Wing A-3) was Air Commander and Lt. Vinton H. Mays was pilot.

Heavy clouds were encountered over the target area, forcing the Group to bomb other targets, particularly Munster. Some craft bombed targets of opportunity (Drensteinfurt). Bombing results were unobserved. Fighter opposition and flak were light. There were no personnel casualties and all planes returned to the Base. Smoke bombs carried by the lead craft exploded prematurely inside the aircraft causing discomfort to the crew.

In addition to the lead box, the Group supplied seven aircraft for a composite box that had Gutersloh for its target. It was covered with clouds and Munster was bombed as the secondaty target.

Crews reported that apparently the Germans were shooting up a shell projecting white ribbons of smoke resembling the markers dropped by PFF or lead aircraft.

Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group's 327th Bomb Squadron was the only Eighth Air Force squadron to fly YB-40s in combat. YB-40s were B-17s modified to fly as a heavily armed escort for other bombers. They were flown on missions between May and June 1943. Between May 1943...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 167.43
Number of aircraft Sent 131
Number of aircraft Effective 47
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 17
Number of aircraft Damaged 56
Number of people Killed In Action 67
Number of people Wounded in Action 6
Number of people Evaded 1
Number of people Prisoners of War 95
Number of people Returned To Duty 10

11. NEUBECKUM (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL AREA

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

It has not been determined which Groups from 1st Bomb Division attacked this target.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 67.64
Number of aircraft Sent 19
Number of aircraft Effective 19

12. OSNABRUCK (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL AREA

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

It has not been determined which Groups from 2nd Bomb Division attacked this target.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 130.62
Number of aircraft Sent 52
Number of aircraft Effective 52

Service

People

  • Dorsey Baker

    Military | Major | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Blackwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4128650 'Rooster. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edgar Burton

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Flew 25 missions, ending just before D-Day. Flew on D Day just to see it. According to him, he never saw a German fighter but did see lots of flak.

  • Carl Christensen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier / L,R Waist Gunner, Nose Gunner / Togglier | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Plane exploded mid-air near Downham Market, England.

  • Donald Cooper

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4231691. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • John Daly

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Malcolm Dike

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Evans

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    On 11 April 1944 plane 'Tenny Belle' exploded mid-air near Downham Market, England and he was the only survivor.

  • Robert Garrett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #42-52587 'Shoo Shoo Baby' crashed near Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. ...

  • Charles Gordon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Charles Gordon flew 17 missions as a navigator and 18 as a bombardier with the 44th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Shipdham, England. ...

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Aircraft

  • 41-29466 Dark Rhapsody

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-30207 Big Red

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 9/6/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG [ -T] Knettishall 14/6/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 27/3/44 with Julius Lederman, Co-pilot: Waite Law, Bombardier: John Luzell (3 Prisoner of War)...

  • 42-30212 Quarterback

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 14/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; transferred Aphrodite project, Missing in Action V-sites, Watten 6/8/44 with Lt Joeseph P Andrecheck & T/Sgt Raymond Healy (2...

  • 42-30595 'Gremlin Gus II' "Olin's 69'ers"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/43; Smoky Hill 13/7/43; Kearney 16/7/43; Dow Fd 19/7/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 20/7/43; (34m) transferred Aphrodite project as OLIN'S 69'ERS; when War Weary, fuselage cut down and vehicle windshield fitted before open...

  • 42-31083 Tenny Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/9/43; ...

  • 42-31138 Winged Fury

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Romulus 10/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 15/10/43; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Art Nelson, Co-pilot: Art Livermore, Navigator: Maurice White, Bombardier: Bill Matuszewski, Flight...

  • 42-38161 SARA JANE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Assigned 525BS/379BF [FR-O] Kimbolton 19/2/44; Missing in Action Berlin 7/5/44 with Clarry Darnell, Co-pilot: John Jones, Radio Operator: Tom Wilkens, Ball turret gunner: Bill Snider, Waist gunner: Lewis Rule...

  • 42-52587 Shoo Shoo Baby

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew two combat missions.

  • 42-97192 Bottled In Bond

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Gr Island 20/2/44; Grenier 10/3/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 12/3/44; Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Art Thomas, Co-pilot: John Harper, Navigator: Joe Tilley, Bombardier: Lew Clemens, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-52524 The Lemon

    B-24 Liberator
    "unknown to the crew, our B-24 had a serious defect. We discovered on a practice mission with the group that our B-24 was slow and could not at any practical power setting, keep up with the other B-24's in the formation. This observation met with...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2018 00:47:05 TennyBelle Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

8th AF Database

Date Contributor Update
25 September 2016 05:15:28 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - John Woolnough
Page 21, 22202, 208

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2016 18:38:32 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 5-Mar-2016. Added bomber gunner claims on enemy aircraft to statistics of 3rd AD at Brunswick element based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2016 18:35:20 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 5-Mar-2016. Added Mission Narratie based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman, "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE and MACRS.

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2015 14:15:59 general ira snapsorter Changes to event
Sources

Mission detail added courtesy of Diane Reese - http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/ma18.html

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2014 10:29:37 LucyMM Changes to event
Sources

Target pin for 'BRUNSWICK (Secondary)' had automatically been created near Brunswick in Australia. Changed this to Brunswick, Germany.

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2014 10:28:19 LucyMM Changes to event
Sources

Target pin for 'HANDORF (Primary)' had automatically been created near Adelaide in Australia. Changed this to Handorf, Germany.

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2014 10:28:08 LucyMM Changes to event
Sources

Target pin for 'HANDORF (Primary)' had automatically been created near Adelaid in Australia. Changed this to Handorf, Germany.

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2014 10:26:09 LucyMM Changes to event
Sources

Target pin had automatically been created at Munster in Ireland. Changed this to Munster, Germany.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:12 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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