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  1. VIII Air Support Command 81

    VIII Air Support Command 81

    09 October 1943
    This mission is the final B-26 mission flown by B-26 Bomb Groups of VIII Air sSupport Command. Both Bomb Groups will transfer to 9th AIr Force (Tactical) for the raminder of the war. The mission is a combined force of 72 B-26s from 323BG (36) and 387BG...

  2. VIII Fighter Command FO-152 FIGHTER SWEEP & BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-152 FIGHTER SWEEP & BOMBER ESCORT

    09 October 1943
    A combined force of 153 P-47s from 78FG; 325FG; 353FG; and 355FG are despatched to performa fighter sweep in the Leeuwarden area of Holland before joining the B-17 bomber formations attacking at Anklam and Marienburg, Germany. There are no losses or...

  3. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    09 October 1943
    8 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched to fly photo recce sorties over France and Holland. There are no losses or claims.

  4. VIII Bomber Command 113

    VIII Bomber Command 113

    09 October 1943
    This mission is composed of 6 elements. The first element is a combined force of 115 B-17s from: 303BG (20); 379BG (20); 384BG (21); 351BG (21); 91BG 16; and 381BG (16) dispatched to bomb the industrial areas of Anklam, Germany. 106 aircraft are...

  5. VIII Fighter Squadron FO-153 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Squadron FO-153 BOMBER ESCORT

    10 October 1943
    A combined force of 216 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; 352FG; and 353FG are despatched to provide escort to the B-17 formations attacking at Munster, Germany. The fighters were very effective against the German fighters attacking fromations from 1st Bomb...

  6. VIII Bomber Command 114

    VIII Bomber Command 114

    10 October 1943
    This mission was intended to be a massive attack of 307 B-17s on the railroad facilities and waterway (canals) at Munster, Germany. This attack was to be supported by a diversion 39 B-24s. The formation was attacked by hundreds of German fighters which...

  7. VIII Fighter Command FO-156

    VIII Fighter Command FO-156

    14 October 1943
    A combined force of 196 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 352FG; and 353FG is despatched to provide escoprt to bombers attacking at Schweinfurt, Germany. 78FG and 355FG were unable to participate due to weather. 4FG was unable to rendevous with the bomber stream...

  8. VIII Bomber Command 115

    VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...

  9. VIII Fighter Command FO-158 PRACTICE FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO-158 PRACTICE FIGHTER SWEEP

    15 October 1943
    55FG despatches and unknown number of P-38s on a practice sweep with a formation of B-24s. No other details are provided in the source data. There are no losses or claims.

  10. VIII Fighter Command FO-157 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-157 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    15 October 1943
    This mission is composed of two fighter elements. The first element is a formation of 36 P-38s despatched from 55FG to fly fighter sweeps over the Dutch Islands. This is the first mission for 55 FG and the first to use the P-38 "Lightning" from England...

  11. VIII Air Support Command METEOROLOGICAL SORTIE

    VIII Air Support Command METEOROLOGICAL SORTIE

    16 October 1943
    One F-5 is despatched from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group to fly a meteorologial sortie over the Amsterdam/Schipol area. There are no losses or claims.

  12. VIII Fighter Command FO-159 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-159 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    16 October 1943
    This mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a force of 39 P-38s despatched to fly fighter sweeps over the Dutch islands. There are no losses or claims....

  13. VIII Fighter Command FO-161 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-161 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    17 October 1943
    This mission consisted of two fighter elements. This first element was a force of 35 P38s despatched from 55FG to fly fighter sweeps over Northern Feance. There are no losses or claims....

  14. VIII Bomber Command SCRUBBED

    VIII Bomber Command SCRUBBED

    17 October 1943
    This mission was to be a major attack on the industrial areas of Duren, Germany but was abandoned when the leading formations of 3rd Bomb Division were unable to form-up over the North Sea. 1 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 10KIA. The aircraft was not...

  15. VIII Fighter Command FO-162 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-162 BOMBER ESCORT

    18 October 1943
    This mission was composed of two fighter elements. The first element was a force of 33 P-38s from 55FG despatched to accompany bomber formations headed for Duren, Germany. Weather conditions prevented rendevous with the bomber stream and both the...

  16. VIII Bomber Command SCRUBBED

    VIII Bomber Command SCRUBBED

    18 October 1943
    This was another attempt at launching at attack on the industrial areas of Duren, Germany. Both B-17 Groups and B-24 Groups were scheduled to participate, but the mission was recalled over the North Sea because of weather. One B-24 Failed to Return ...

  17. VIII Bomber Command 117 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 117 LEAFLET DROP

    20 October 1943
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS were despatched on a night operation to drop leaflets over Rouen and Paris, France. 876,960 leaflets were dropped. There were no losses or claims.

  18. VIII Fighter Command FO-163 BOMBER ESCORT.

    VIII Fighter Command FO-163 BOMBER ESCORT.

    20 October 1943
    This mission was composed of two fighter elements. The first element was a force of 39 P-38s from 55FG despatched to escort B-17 formations attacking at Duren, Germany. There wer no losses or claims....

  19. VIII Bomber Command 116

    VIII Bomber Command 116

    20 October 1943
    The primary target for this mission is the industrial areas of Duren, Germany. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined formation of 103 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that includes: 91BG (3); 92BG (14); 303BG (19);...

  20. VIII Fighter Command FO-165 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-165 BOMBER ESCORT

    22 October 1943
    This mission was composed of two fighter elements. The first element was a force of 45 P-38s from 55FG despatched to provide escort to B-26s of 9th Air Force. 1 aircraft was damaged. There are no losses or claims....

  21. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    24 October 1943
    8 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched to fly photo recce sortied over NBorhtern and Western France. There are no losses or claims.

  22. VIII Bomber Command 118 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 118 LEAFLET DROP

    24 October 1943
    4 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night mission to drop leaflets on Caen, Rouen and Paris, France. 779,500 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  23. VIII Fighter Command FO-166

    VIII Fighter Command FO-166

    24 October 1943
    This missionis composed of two fighter elements. The first element is a force of 48 P-38s from 55FG despatched to provide escort for a formation of B-26 bombers from 9th Air Force. There are no losses or claims....

  24. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    27 October 1943
    2 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over Western France. There are no losses or claims.

  25. VIII Bomber Command SCRUBBED

    VIII Bomber Command SCRUBBED

    30 October 1943
    A heavy bomber mission was planned with Wilhelmshaven as the intended target, but it is cancelled before take-off.

  26. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    30 October 1943
    4 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched to fly photo recce sorties over Northern, France. There are no losses or claims.

  27. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    03 November 1943
    7 F-5s and 1 Spitfire XI are depatched by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group to fly photo recce sorties over France, Belgium and Holland. This is the first instance where the Spitfire XI has been used by 7PG in this role.

  28. VIII Bomber Command 120 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 120 LEAFLET DROP

    03 November 1943
    2 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night mission to drop leaflets on Antwerp and Rotterdam, Holland. 1,592,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  29. VIII Fighter Command FO-168 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-168 BOMBER ESCORT

    03 November 1943
    This mission is composed of two fighter elements. The first element is a force of 45 P-38s from 55FG despatched to provide escort, to and from the target, of B-17 bomber formations attacking at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. There are NO losses and the...

  30. VIII Bomber Command 119

    VIII Bomber Command 119

    03 November 1943
    October 1943 turned out to be the worst loss rate for 8th Air Force for the entire war. 2,145 B-17s and 303 B-24s had been dispatched on missions. 163 B-17s had been lost (lost rate 7.5991%) and 9 B-24s were lost (loss rate 2.9703%). These loss rates...

  31. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    05 November 1943
    5 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched to fly photo recce sorties over Northern France and Holland. There are no losses or claims.

  32. VIII Bomber Command 122 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 122 LEAFLET DROP

    05 November 1943
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night mission to drop leaflets on Paris, Amiens, Rouen and Caen, France. 1,004,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  33. VIII Fighter Command FO-170 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-170 BOMBER ESCORT

    05 November 1943
    THis mission is composed of two fighter elements. The forst element is a force of 47 P-38s from 55FG despatched to provide escort to the B-17 formations attacking at Gelsenkirchen. While not as nimble as the German fighters, the four .50cal nose...

  34. VIII Bomber Command 121

    VIII Bomber Command 121

    05 November 1943
    Having had good success with P-38 escorts and limiting penetration depth into Germany this mission is directed at the railroad marshaling yards and oil refinery at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. In addition the marshaling yards at Munster, Germany are also...

  35. VIII Bomber Command 123 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 123 LEAFLET DROP

    06 November 1943
    2 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night mission to drop leaflets on Paris, France. 440,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  36. VIII Bomber Command 124

    VIII Bomber Command 124

    07 November 1943
    This mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a force of 59 B-17s of 1st Bomb Division including 91BG (18) 351BG (20); and 381BG (21) despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Wesel, Germany. Failure of the Oboe equipment results in a...

  37. VIII Bomber Command 125 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 125 LEAFLET DROP

    07 November 1943
    2 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night mission to drop leaflets on Paris, France. 312,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  38. VIII Fighter Command FO-172 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-172 BOMBER ESCORT

    07 November 1943
    A combined force of 283 P-47s from 56FG; 78FG; 352FG; 353FG; and 356FG are despatched to escort the B-17 formations attacking at Wesel and Duren, Germany. The 78FG flew the first double-group mission composed of two formations 'A' and 'B. 1 aircraft...

  39. VIII Fighter Command FO-173 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-173 BOMBER ESCORT

    07 November 1943
    This mission is composed of two fighter elements. The first element if a force of 54 P-38s from 55FG despatched to provide escort for B-26 bombers from 9th Air Force attacking German airfields at Montdidier and Meulan, France. The force included 8 P...

  40. VIII Bomber Command 126 LEAFLET DROP

    VIII Bomber Command 126 LEAFLET DROP

    10 November 1943
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are depatched on a night mission to drop leaflets on Pari, Rennes, Le Mans and Rouen France. 1,000,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  41. VIII Fighter Command FO-175 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-175 BOMBER ESCORT

    10 November 1943
    The mission is composed of two fighter elements. The first element is a force of 58 P-38s combined from 55FG and 20FG/79FS. These are despatched to provide escort to B-26 bombers of the 9th Air Force. There are no losses or claims....

  42. VIII Bomber Command 128 SPECIAL OPERATION

    VIII Bomber Command 128 SPECIAL OPERATION

    11 November 1943
    The mission is a special night operation desgined to test Oboe equipment. 1 B-17 from 482BG is selected for the operation. The aircraft is despatched to Rees, Germany and drops 2 2000lb general purpose bombs and a 1000lb photoflash bomb. There are no...

  43. VIII Bomber Command 129 SPECIAL OPERATION

    VIII Bomber Command 129 SPECIAL OPERATION

    11 November 1943
    This mission is a special night operation to test Oboe equipment. 1 B-17 from 482BG is selected and despatched to Emmerich, Germany where is drops 2 2000lb general purpose bombs and a 1000lb photoflash bomb. There are no losses or claims.

  44. VIII Fighter Command FO-177 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-177 BOMBER ESCORT

    11 November 1943
    This mission is composed of two fighter elements. The first element is a force of 59 P-38 combined from 55FG and 20FG/79FS despatched to provide escort for the bomber formations attacking at Munster. ...

  45. VIII Bomber Command 127

    VIII Bomber Command 127

    11 November 1943
    This mission is composed of two element. The first element is a combined force of 167 B-17s of 3rd Bomb Division including: 94BG (21); 95BG (20); 96BG (42-double force); 100BG (20); 385BG (23) and 390BG (21) dispatched to bomb the railroad marshaling...

  46. VIII Fighter Command FO-180 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-180 BOMBER ESCORT

    13 November 1943
    This mission is composed of two fighter elements. The first element is a force of 45 P-38s from 55FG despatched to escort the B-17 formations attacking at Bremen, Germany. 7 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 4KIA 3POW. 2 are Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR)...

  47. VIII Bomber Command 130

    VIII Bomber Command 130

    13 November 1943
    The port area of Bremen, Germany is the focus of this mission composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 154 B0-17 of 1st Bomb Division including 94BG (16); 385BG (17); 95BG (21); 100BG (18); 390BG (21); 96BG (40); and 388BG ...

  48. VIII Fighter Command - METEOROLOGICAL SORTIE

    VIII Fighter Command - METEOROLOGICAL SORTIE

    15 November 1943
    On 15-Nov-43 2 P-47s from 355FG/357FS were despatched to fly a meteorological sortie from Steeple Morden to Ostend - St. Omer - Boulogne and return, a distance of 335 miles. It is beleived that these two aircraft may have sustained a mid-air collision...

  49. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    16 November 1943
    1 F-5 from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group is despatched on a photo recce sortie over Martinvast, France. There are no losses or claims.

  50. VIII Bomber Command 131

    VIII Bomber Command 131

    16 November 1943
    This mission was directed at targets in Norway. It was composed of three elements. The first element was a combined force of 189 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 384BG (21); 303BG (20); 379BG (22); 351BG (20); 91BG (20); 381BG (22); 305BG ...