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  1. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    23 February 1944
    9 F-5s and 2 Spitfires from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over Germany, Holland, Belgium and France. There are no losses or claims.

  2. 8th Air Force 234 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 234 LEAFLET DROP

    24 February 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000) leaflets on the French cities of Lorient, Tours, Nantes, Brest and Rheims. There are no losses or claims.

  3. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    24 February 1944
    23 F-5s and 6 Spitfires are despached by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group on photo reece sorties over France, Holland, Belgium and France. There are no losses or claims.

  4. 8th Air Force 233 BIG WEEK - DAY 5

    8th Air Force 233 BIG WEEK - DAY 5

    24 February 1944
    BIG WEEK resumes with full intensity against the German aircraft industry. Bomber tactics are changed slightly in that each Air Division will be directed at more widely dispersed primary targets whoch it is thought will frustrate concentration...

  5. 8th Air Force FO 250 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 250 BOMBER ESCORT

    24 February 1944
    A combined force of 767 fighters of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despatched to provide escort to the heavy bombers attacking the German aircraft industries at Gotha, Germany and the ball bearing plants at Schweinfurt, Germany as part of Day 5 of BIG...

  6. 8th Air Force 236 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 236 LEAFLET DROP

    25 February 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000?) leaflets on the French cities of: Grenoble, Toulouse, Chartres, Caen and Raismes. There are no losses or claims.

  7. 8th Air Force FO 251 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 251 BOMBER ESCORT

    25 February 1944
    A combined force of 899 fighters of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despatched to provide escort to heavy bombers attacking the German aircraft industries at Regensberg, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Furth, Germany in the final Day 6 operation of BIG WEEK....

  8. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    25 February 1944
    16 F-5s and 2 Spitfires are despatched by 7th Photographic Reconnaissnace Group on photo recce sorties over Holland, France and Belgium. There are no losses or claims.

  9. 8th Air Force 235 BIG WEEK - DAY 6

    8th Air Force 235 BIG WEEK - DAY 6

    25 February 1944
    On this final operation of BIG WEEK, Day 6, a combined force of 754 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Regensburg, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Furth, Germany. Mission Summary follows:...

  10. 8th Air Force 239 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 239 LEAFLET DROP

    28 February 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000?) leaflets on the Frensch cities of Amiens, Rennes, Paris, Rouen and Le Mans. There are no losses, claims or casualties.

  11. 8th Air Force FO 253 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 253 BOMBER ESCORT

    28 February 1944
    61 P-47s from 56FG are despatched to escort bombers attacking the V-Weapon site at Escalles-sur-Buchy, France. There are no losses, claims or casualties.

  12. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    28 February 1944
    6 F-5s and 1 Spitfire from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo reece sortied to France and Germany. There are no losses or claims.

  13. 8th Air Force FO 254 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 254 BOMBER ESCORT

    28 February 1944
    A combined force of 197 fighters of types: P-38, P-47 and P-51 are despatched to provide escort for bombers attacking V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise area. 4FG employs the P-51 Mustang for the first time. The despatch is made up of 81 P-38s from...

  14. 8th Air Force 237

    8th Air Force 237

    28 February 1944
    A combined force of 81 B-24s from: 93BG; 446BG; and 448BG are despatched to bomb the V-Weapn site at Escalles-sur-Buchy, France. 49 aircraft are effective on the target. 1 aircraft is damaged. There are no losses, claims or casualties.

  15. 8th Air Force 238

    8th Air Force 238

    28 February 1944
    A combined force of 258 B-17s are despatched from 1st and 3rd Air Divisions to bomb V-Weapon sites around the Pas-de-Calaise area of France. Mission Summary follows>...

  16. 8th Air Force 240

    8th Air Force 240

    29 February 1944
    A combined force of 226 B-17s from 3rd Air Division: 94BG; 95BG; 96BG; 100BG; 385BG; 388BG; 390BG; 447BG; and 452BG are despatched to bomb the German aircraft factoried at Brunswick, Germany. 218 are effective on the target. 1 aircraft Failed to Return...

  17. 8th Air Force 241

    8th Air Force 241

    29 February 1944
    A combined force of 48 B-24s from: 93BG; 389BG; 392BG; and 445BG are despatched to bomb the V-Weapon site at Lottinghen, France. 1 group abandoned the mission and turned back to England after they were unable to locate the other Bomb Group formations....

  18. 8th Air Force 242 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 242 LEAFLET DROP

    29 February 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000?) leaflets on the French sities of Orleans, Lille, Reims, Cambrai and Chateauroux. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  19. 8th Air Force FO 255 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 255 BOMBER ESCORT

    29 February 1944
    A combined force of 554 fighters of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despacthed to provide fighter escort for heavy bombers attacking at Brunswick, Germany. The 357FG begins its transition from P-47s to P-51s. Mission Summary follows:...

  20. 8th Air Force FO 256 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 256 BOMBER ESCORT

    29 February 1944
    A combined force of 79 P-47s from 78FG and IX Fighter Command 365FG are despatched to provide escort from heavy bombers attacking the V-Weapon site at Lottinghen, France. There are no losses, claims or casualties.

  21. 8th Air Force CARPETBAGGER

    8th Air Force CARPETBAGGER

    29 February 1944
    12 B-24s from 801BG/406BS are depatched on a night "CARPETBAGGER" operation to drop supplies to partisans in France. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  22. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    29 February 1944
    4 F-5s and 1 Spitfire from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despathed on photo recce sorties over France and Germany.

  23. 8th Air Force 243 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 243 LEAFLET DROP

    01 March 1944
    5-B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000?) leaflets and the French cities of Brest, Tours, Lorient, Nantes and Rheims. There are no losses or claims.

  24. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    01 March 1944
    2 Spitfires from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over western Germany. 1 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) - 1POW.

  25. 8th Air Force RAF SUPPORT

    8th Air Force RAF SUPPORT

    02 March 1944
    A single B-24 attached to 100th Group RAF was despatched to provided Radar Counter Measures to an RAF night operation. The aircraft was shot down and Failed to Return (FTR) - 1KIA 7POW.

  26. 8th Air Force 245 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 245 LEAFLET DROP

    02 March 1944
    5 B-17s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000?) of leaflets on the French cities of Caen, Amiens, Rouen, Chartres and Rennes. There are no losses or claims.

  27. 8th Air Force FO 257 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 257 BOMBER ESCORT

    02 March 1944
    Two separate fighter operations are utilized to escort the two heavy bomber operations attacking at Frankfurt, Germany and Chartres, France....

  28. 8th Air Force FO 257 IX FC BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 257 IX FC BOMBER ESCORT

    02 March 1944
    47 P-51s from IX Fighter Command are despatched at part of the escort for bombers attacking the railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany. Freeman indicates 1 FTR from this element, but this loss could not be confirmed. 1 aircraft was Damaged...

  29. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    02 March 1944
    6 F-5s an 2 Spitfires from 7th Photographic Reconnaissnace Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over France and Germany. There are no losses or claims.

  30. 8th Air Force CARPETBAGGER

    8th Air Force CARPETBAGGER

    02 March 1944
    A CARPETBAGGER mission is flown by B-24s from 801BG/406BS. Number despatched not included in source data. 1 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) - 6KIA 6POW.

  31. 8th Air Force 244

    8th Air Force 244

    02 March 1944
    The primary targets for this mission are: the railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany; and the German air depot ar Chartres, France. The mission is composed of two entierly separate forces. 327 B-17s from 1st Air Division joined by 154 B-24s...

  32. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    03 March 1944
    6 F-4s and 2 Spitfires from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over France, Belgium and Germany. There are no losses or claims.

  33. 8th Air Force FO 259 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 259 BOMBER ESCORT

    03 March 1944
    A combined fighter force of 730 aircraft of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despached to escort the heavy bombers despatched to bomb the primary targets of Berlin, Erkner and Oraneinburg, Germany. The P-38 elements were the first American aircraft to...

  34. 8th Air Force RAF SUPPORT

    8th Air Force RAF SUPPORT

    03 March 1944
    2 B-24s from 482BG were attached to RAF 100 Group 36 Squadron to provide Radar Counter Measures support on a night operation of the RAF. Both aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) - 9KIA 6POW(1DIC).

  35. 8th Air Force 246

    8th Air Force 246

    03 March 1944
    A combined force of 748 heavy bombers are despatched to bomb the primary targets of Berlin, Erkner and Oranienburg, Germany, but weather and dense contrails forced most of the formations to turn back or seek Targets of Opportunity (TOs). 1st Combat...

  36. 8th Air Force FO 260 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 260 BOMBER ESCORT

    04 March 1944
    A combined force of 770 fighters of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despatched to heavy bombers attacking at Berlin. The weather is terrible and many of the bomber formations either abort of seek Targets of Opportunity in the Ruhr valley. The P-38...

  37. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    04 March 1944
    4 F-5s and 2 Spitfires from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photo recce sorties over France and Germany. 1 of the Spitifres was despatched to Berlin but was reaclled due to weather. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  38. 8th Air Force CARPETBAGGER

    8th Air Force CARPETBAGGER

    04 March 1944
    An unknown number of B-24s from 801BG/406BS are despatched on a night operation: "Carpetbagger" to drop weapons and supplies to French partisans. Ther are no losses, casualties or claims.

  39. 8th Air Force 247

    8th Air Force 247

    04 March 1944
    The industrial areas in the suburbs of Berlin, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. All three Air Divisions despatch formations. However, the despatch from 2nd Air Division aborted the mission because of severe weather in the assembly area...

  40. 8th Air Force 249 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 249 LEAFLET DROP

    05 March 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000?) leafltes on the French cities of Le Mans, Paris, Orleans and Rheims. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  41. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    05 March 1944
    4 F-5s and 3 Spitfires from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are desptached on photo recce sorties to France, Belgium and Germany. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  42. 8th Air Force FO 261 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 261 BOMBER ESCORT

    05 March 1944
    A combined force of 307 fighters of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despatched to provide escort to heavy bombers attacking German airfields in France. Mission Summary follows:...

  43. 8th Air Force 248

    8th Air Force 248

    05 March 1944
    The German airfields at Mont-de-Marsan, Cayeux and Bordeaux/Merginac, France were the primary targets for this mission. Weather and clouds frustrate bombing attempts and formations bomb other secondary targets and targets of last resort. Mission...

  44. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    06 March 1944
    9 F-5s and 2 Spitfires aer despatched from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group on photo recce sorties to France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. 1 aircraft is Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR) in a crash landing upon return 1RTD.

  45. 8th Air Force FO 262 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 262 BOMBER ESCORT

    06 March 1944
    A combined figther force of 801 figthers of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despatched to provide escort for heavy bombers attacking at Berlin, Germany. Mission Summary follows:...

  46. 8th Air Force CARPETBAGGER

    8th Air Force CARPETBAGGER

    06 March 1944
    An unknown number of B-24s from 801BG/406BS are despatched on a night "CARPETBAGGER" operation to drop weapns and supplies to French partisans.

  47. 8th Air Force 251 LEAFLET DROP

    8th Air Force 251 LEAFLET DROP

    06 March 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000?) leaflets on the French cities of Nantes, Cambrai, Lille, Chateauroux and Lorient. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  48. 8th Air Force 250

    8th Air Force 250

    06 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

  49. 8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    8th Air Force ASC PHOTO RECCE

    08 March 1944
    3-F-5s and 2 Spitfires are despatched from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group on photo recce sorties over France and Germany. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  50. 8th Air Force FO 263 BOMBER ESCORT

    8th Air Force FO 263 BOMBER ESCORT

    08 March 1944
    A combined force of 891 fighters of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despatched to provide escort to heavy bombers attacking the VKF ball bearing factories at Berlin/Erkner. Mission summary follows:...