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8th Air Force 288

5 April 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

A combined force of 50 B-24s from: 93BG; 458BG and 466BG are despatched to bomb V-Weapon sites in the St.Pol/Siracourt area of France. Could cover frsutrated bombing attems and only 21 aircraft are effective. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

Mission details

1. ST. POL/SIRACOURT

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

29 of 50 B-24s despatched are forced to abort because of heavy clouds and failure of the Pathfinder (PFF) equipment.

Units

  • 2nd Bomb Division

    2nd Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 2nd Bomb Wing came under the command of the 2nd Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 57T HE

Service

People

  • Arthur Aull

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Booth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group

  • Wayne Danielson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner/Airplane Armorer | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B24 AC-42-52404. Plane crashed shortly after takeoff.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 18:40:59 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A> Freeman.

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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