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  1. VIII Air Support Command 63

    VIII Air Support Command 63

    19 September 1943
    This mission is a combined force of 72 B-26s from 386BG (36) and 387BG (36) despatched to bomb the German airfield at Lille/Nord, France. 387BG does not bomb and only 18 from 386BG are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims but 10...

  2. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    21 September 1943
    One F-5 is despatched from 7th Photographic Reconnaissnace Group to fly a photo recce sortie over the Nantes, France area. There are no losses or claims.

  3. VIII Air Support Command 65

    VIII Air Support Command 65

    21 September 1943
    A combinded formation of 73 B-26s from: 287BG (37) and 322BG (36) are despatched to bomb the German airfield of Beauvais/Tillie, France. 44 aircraft are effective on the target. 1 aircraft Fails to Return (FTR) 5POW 2EVD and 1 aircraft is Damaged...

  4. VIII Air Support Command METEOROLOGICAL SORTIE

    VIII Air Support Command METEOROLOGICAL SORTIE

    22 September 1943
    1 F-5 is despatched from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group to conduct a meterological sortie along the length of the English Channel. There are no losses or claims.

  5. VIII Air Support Command 66

    VIII Air Support Command 66

    22 September 1943
    This mission was comprised of two elements of B-26 Bombers (M) despatched to bomb the German airfields of Beauvais/Tille and Evereux/Fauville, France. The first element was a combined force of 72 B-26s from 322BG (36) and 387BG (36) that were...

  6. VIII Bomber Command 99 with RAF

    VIII Bomber Command 99 with RAF

    22 September 1943
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are dispatched to accompany an RAF night attack on Hannover, Germany. All 5 are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims

  7. VIII Fighter Command FO-138 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-138 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    22 September 1943
    A combined force of 240 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; 352FG; 353FG; and 355FG are despatched on fighter sweeps of the Calaise/Egmond area of France. One aircraft Failed to Retunr (FTR) 1KIA and another sustained a mechanical failure of the propellor...

  8. VIII Fighter Command FO-139 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-139 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    22 September 1943
    A combined force of 155 P-47 from 56FG; 325FG; 353FG; and 355FG are despatched to fly fighter sweeps of the Furnes/Lille/Ghent/Flushing area. No enemy fighters are encountered. There are no losses or claims.

  9. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    23 September 1943
    9 F-5s are despatched from 7th Photographis Reconnaissance Group to fly photo recces sorties over NW france. There are no losses or claims.

  10. VIII Air Support Command 67

    VIII Air Support Command 67

    23 September 1943
    A combined force of 72 B-26s from: 322BG (36) and 387BG (36) are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Conches, France. 70 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims, but 10 aircraft are damaged.

  11. VIII Air Support Command 68

    VIII Air Support Command 68

    23 September 1943
    A combined force of 72 B-26s from 323BG (36) and 385BG (36) are despatched to bomb the German airfield of Beauvais/Tille, France. 69 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims but 10 aircraft are damaged.

  12. VIII Bomber Command 101

    VIII Bomber Command 101

    23 September 1943
    This mission was actually flown by two different formations as two missions but it only went into the records as a single 8th Air Force mission. The combined force was composed of 91 B-17s from 92BG (17); 303BG (19); 306BG (18); 379BG (19) and 384BG ...

  13. VIII Bomber Command 102 with RAF

    VIII Bomber Command 102 with RAF

    23 September 1943
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched to join a night mission with the Royal Air Force (RAF) on the city of Mannheim, Germany. One aricraft aborted and 4 were effective on the target. There were no losses or claims but one aircraft was damaged.

  14. VIII Fighter Command FO-140 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-140 BOMBER ESCORT

    23 September 1943
    A combined force of 140 P-47s from 4FG; 56FG; 78FG and 353FG are despatched to escort the B-17s of VIII Bomber Command mission 100. 1 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 1KIA and 2 were damaged. The fighters claimed 4-0-1 of attacking German fighters.

  15. VIII Fighter Command FO-141 FIGHTER DIVERSION

    VIII Fighter Command FO-141 FIGHTER DIVERSION

    23 September 1943
    A combined force of 74 P-47s from 325FG and 355FG are despatched to act as a diversionary force for the B-26s attacking the German airfied of Beauvais/Tille, France. There are no losses or claims.

  16. VIII Fighter Command FO-142 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-142 BOMBER ESCORT

    23 September 1943
    A combined force of 109 P-47s from 4GG; 56FG; and 353FG is despatched to provide escort to the B-17s attacking Nantes and Renne/St Jacques airfield. There were no losses or claims.

  17. VIII Bomber Command 100

    VIII Bomber Command 100

    23 September 1943
    This mission consisted of three elements, one element from 1st Bomb Division and 2 others from 3rd Bomb Division. The first element was a combined force of 177 B-17s from: 91BG (21); 92BG (19); 305BG (18); 306BG (18); 351BG (19) and 381BG (22)...

  18. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    24 September 1943
    8 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorites over France. One is forced to return when it is intercepted by an enemy aircraft. No losses or claims.

  19. VIII Air Support Command 69

    VIII Air Support Command 69

    24 September 1943
    The German airfield of Evereux/Fauville is the target for a combined force of 72 B-26s from 366BG (36) and 387BG (36). 71 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no losses, but 4 aircrft are damaged. The bomber gunners claim 0-1-0 of German...

  20. VIII Air Support Command 70

    VIII Air Support Command 70

    24 September 1943
    The German airfield of Beauvais/Tille, France is the target fro a combined force of 72 B-26s freom 323BG (36) and 322BG (36). 66 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no losses, but 14 aircraft are damaged. The bomber gunners claim 1-0-0 of...

  21. VIII Bomber Command PRACTICE MISSION

    VIII Bomber Command PRACTICE MISSION

    24 September 1943
    This operation was flown by B-17s from 3rd Bomb Division as a practice mission to test PFF equipment. Number of aircraft despatched not in available source data. 1 B-17 from 100BG is damaged and forced to ditch into the North Sea. 5KIA 5RTD (Rescued by...

  22. VIII Fighter Command FO-143 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-143 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    24 September 1943
    A combined force of 128 P-47s from 78FG; 352FG; 355FG are despatched on fighter sweeps in the Sangatte/Lille/Ghent/Blankenberge area. No enemy aircraft are encountered. There are no losses or claims.

  23. VIII Air Support Command 71

    VIII Air Support Command 71

    25 September 1943
    The German airfield of St. Omer/Longuenesse, France is the target for 72 B-26s despatched from 322BG (36) and 387BG (36). 68 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims, but 4 aircraft are damaged.

  24. VIII Air Support Command 72

    VIII Air Support Command 72

    26 September 1943
    The German airfield at Conches, France was to be the target for 72 B-26s from 323G (36) and 386BG (36), but the mission is recalled due to weather. There are no losses or claims.

  25. VIII Fighter Command FO-145 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-145 BOMBER ESCORT

    26 September 1943
    A combined force of 243 P-47s from 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; 352FG; 353FG; and 355FG are despatched to provide escort to the bombers scheduled to attack at Paris, but they are recalled when the bomber mission is cancelled. There are no losses or claims.

  26. VIII Bomber Command 103

    VIII Bomber Command 103

    26 September 1943
    This mission was composed of four elements. The first element was a combined force of 55 B-17s from 91BG (19); 381BG (18); and 351BG (18) that were dispatched to attack industrial targets in and around Paris, France. As the formation approached the...

  27. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    27 September 1943
    3 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over France and NW Germany. There are no losses or claims.

  28. VIII Air Support Command 73

    VIII Air Support Command 73

    27 September 1943
    The German airfield of Beauvais/Tille is the target for a combined force of 72 B-26s despatched from: 322BG (36) and 387BG (36). 65 are effective on the target. There are no losses, but 1 aircraft sustains damage over the target and crashlands at...

  29. VIII Air Support Command 74

    VIII Air Support Command 74

    27 September 1943
    The German airfield at Conches, France is the target for this combined force of 72 B-26s despatched from: 323BG (36) and 386BG (36). One aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 6KIA and 4 others are damaged. There are no claims on enemy aircraft.

  30. VIII Fighter Command FO-147 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-147 BOMBER ESCORT

    27 September 1943
    A combined force of 262 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; 352FG; 353FG; and 355FG are despached to escort the bomber formations attacking Emden, Germany. 1 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 1KIA and one crashlanded upon return at RAF Ludham when it ran out of...

  31. VIII Bomber Command 105 with RAF

    VIII Bomber Command 105 with RAF

    27 September 1943
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched to join a night mission with the Royal Air Force to bombe the city of Hannover. 4 are effective on the target. One aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 8KIA 3POW. There are no claims against enemy aircraft. The...

  32. VIII Bomber Command 104

    VIII Bomber Command 104

    27 September 1943
    The industrial areas of Emden, Germany are the targets for this two-element mission. The first element is a combined force of 141 B-17s despatched from 3rd Bomb Division and include the 94BG (19); 95BG (22); 96BG (21); 100BG (20); 385BG (18); 399BG (20...

  33. VIII Air Support Command 75

    VIII Air Support Command 75

    02 October 1943
    This mission was directed at the German airfield of St. Omer/Longuenesse, France. 72 B-26s from 322BG (36) and 387BG (36) are despatched. Weather and cloud cover frustrate the bombing attempts and only 6 aircraft from 322BG are effective on the target....

  34. VIII Bomber Command 107 with RAF

    VIII Bomber Command 107 with RAF

    02 October 1943
    2 B-17s from 305BG/422BS join a night mission with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in attacking the industrial area of Munich, Germany. There are no losses or claims.

  35. VIII Fighter Command FO-148 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-148 BOMBER ESCORT

    02 October 1943
    A combinded formation of 227 P-47s from 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; 353FG; and 355FG is despatched to provide escort to the bomber formations attacking at Emden, Germany. There are no losses, but one aircraft is damaged. The fighters claim 5-3-1 of attacking...

  36. VIII Bomber Command 106

    VIII Bomber Command 106

    02 October 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements, two or which are directed at the industrial areas of Emden, Germany and the other at the German airfield at Woensdrecht, Holland. The first element is a formation of 163 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division which...

  37. VIII Air Support Command 76

    VIII Air Support Command 76

    03 October 1943
    The German airifield of Lille/Vendeville, France is the primary target for a formation of 36 B-26s from: 323BG (18) and 386BG (18). Weather and cloud cover prevent bombing and all aircraft return without bombing. There are no losses or claims.

  38. VIII Air Support Command 77

    VIII Air Support Command 77

    03 October 1943
    A combined force of 144 B-26s from: 323BG (36); 322BG (36) 387BG (36) and 386 BG (36) are despatched to attack three German airfields in Holland. 71 aircraft are effective on the German airfield at Amerstedam/Schipol, Holland; 34 aircraft are effective...

  39. VIII Air Support Command 78

    VIII Air Support Command 78

    03 October 1943
    A combinded formation of 73 B-26s from: 387BG (18); 322BG (18); 323BG (18) and 386BG (18) are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Beauvais/Tille, France. There are no losses or claims, but one returiing aircraft is Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR) and...

  40. VIII Fighter Command FO-149 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-149 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    03 October 1943
    70 P-47s from 4FG and 353FG are despatched to fly fighter sweeps over the English Channel. No enemy aircraft are encountered and there are no losses or claims. Freeman has this mission erroneously identified as FO-65.

  41. VIII Air Support Command 79

    VIII Air Support Command 79

    04 October 1943
    A combined force of 25 B-26s from 386BG (17) and 323BG (8) are despatched towards the German airfields of Beauvais/Nivilliers and Everaux/Fauville, France. Weather and cloud cover prevenst bombing. There are no losses or claims.

  42. VIII Bomber Command 109 with RAF

    VIII Bomber Command 109 with RAF

    04 October 1943
    3 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched to join a night mission with the Royal Air Force (RAF) on Frankfurt-am-Main/Wiesbaden, Germany. One aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 5KIA 5POW.

  43. VIII Fighter Command FO-150 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-150 BOMBER ESCORT

    04 October 1943
    A combined force of 223 P-47s from 4FG; 56FG; 78FG, 353FG and 355FG are despatched to provide escort to the B-17 formations attacking at Franfurt, Saarlautern; Sarreguemines and Saarbrucken, Germany. There are no losses, but one aircraft is heavily...

  44. VIII Bomber Command 108

    VIII Bomber Command 108

    04 October 1943
    This mission is composed of five elements. The first element is a combined force of 104 B-17s from: 306BG (16); 92BG (17); 395BG (17); 303BG (19); 379BG (18) and 384BG (17) despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. 77 aircraft are...

  45. VIII Bomber Command 110 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 110 LEAFLET DROP

    07 October 1943
    4 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop leaflets on Paris, France. 240,352 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  46. VIII Air Support Command 80

    VIII Air Support Command 80

    08 October 1943
    The German airfields at Lille/Vendeville and Chievres, France are the intended targets of this mission. 144 B-26 from: 323BG (36); 386BG (36); 322BG (36); and 387BG (36) are depatched but the mission is abandoned because of weather. This is the last...

  47. VIII Bomber Command 112 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 112 LEAFLET DROP

    08 October 1943
    2 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop leaflets over the city of Rennes, France. 266,336 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  48. VIII Fighter Command FO-151 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-151 BOMBER ESCORT

    08 October 1943
    A combined force of 274 P-47s from 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; 352FG; 353FG; and 355FG are despatched to escort the B-17 formations attacking at Bremen, Germany. 3 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 1KIA 2POW and 5 others are damaged. 2 airmen are Wounded in Action ...

  49. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    08 October 1943
    4 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaisiance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over France and Holland. There are no losses or claims

  50. VIII Bomber Command 111

    VIII Bomber Command 111

    08 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below:...