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8th Air Force 300

12 April 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1. HALLE (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Mission Statistics

2. LEIPZIG (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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Not yet known

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3. OSCHERSLEBEN (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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4. SCHKEUDITZ (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

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Notes

3rd Bomb Division turned back just after French coast. One B-17 PATHFINDER (PFF) aircraft from 96th Bomb Group was shot down by an intruder just as it was approaching the 390th Bomb Group airfield. 3rd Bomb Division was made up of 94th Bomb Group, 95th Bomb Group, 100th Bomb Group, 390th Bomb Group, 452nd Bomb Group.

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 0.00

5. SCHWEINFURT (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Heavy could cover and contrails caused most of the mission to be aborted. 1st Bomb Division turned back before the French coast. 1st Bomb Division units supplying aircraft was not contained in available data, however, 1st Bomb Division supplied 97 aircraft.

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Tonnage dropped 0.00

6. ZWICKAU (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

2nd Bomb Division penetrated to the Germany border before weather forced it to turn back.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 0.00

Service

People

  • James Braa

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    James Braa served as a ball turret gunner with the 566th Bomb Squadron of the 389th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Hethel, England. He completed his tour of 30 missions between March and June 1944, flying his final two missions on D-Day.

Revisions

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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