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  1. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    18 May 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 6 F-5s on photographc reconnaissance sorties along the the French and Holland coasts and as far north as Heligoland island, Germany.

  2. VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE PATROL

    18 May 1943
    2 P-47s are despatched from 4FG on a defensive patrol along the English coast.

  3. VIII Fighter Command FO - 23 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 23 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    18 May 1943
    A combined force of 100 P-47s are despatched on fighter sweeps of the Knokke/Blankenberge/Nieuport area. A German fighter patrol is encountered. 1 P-47 is MIA. 4th FG claims 2-0-0 on the Luftwaffe, but only 1 kill is officially credited.

  4. COMBINED BOMBER OFFENSIVE AGREEMENT

    COMBINED BOMBER OFFENSIVE AGREEMENT

    18 May 1943
    The Combined Bomber Offensive (CBO) plan for round-the-clock bombing of the enemy from the UK by the RAF and 8AF is approved by the Combined Chiefs of Staff (CCS) meeting in London, UK. The 8AF now has the authorization to proceed with daylight...

  5. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    19 May 1943
    7PTG/13PRS despatches 4 F-5s photographic reconnaissnace sorties over France and Germany. The one over Germany was sent to document the effectiveness of the heavy bombing mission to Kiel, Germany earlier in the day. This was the first 8th Air Force...

  6. VIII Fighter Command PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command PATROL

    19 May 1943
    6 P-47s are despatched by 4th FG on a patrol along the English Channel coast.

  7. VIII Fighter Command FO - 24 DIVERSION ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 24 DIVERSION ESCORT

    19 May 1943
    A combined force of 117 P-47s is despatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG as an escort for the 24 B-17s from 379BG flying a diversion for the attacks on Kiel and Flensburg, Germany. There are no losses or claims.

  8. VIII Bomber Command 59

    VIII Bomber Command 59

    19 May 1943
    The German naval bases at Kiel and Flensburg, Germany are the two primary targets for this mission. A force of 123 B-17s is despatched from: 91BG (19); 92BG (10); 303BG (27); 305BG (22); 306BG (24) and 351BG (21) to bomb the naval facilities at Kiel,...

  9. VIII Fighter Command FO - 25 SWEEPS & PATROLS

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 25 SWEEPS & PATROLS

    20 May 1943
    A combined force of 115 P-47s is despatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG to make a sweep over Holland. One P-47 is abandoned over the English Channel, the pilot is not recovered. There are no claims on enemy aircraft....

  10. VIII Fighter Command FO - 26 SWEEP & PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 26 SWEEP & PATROL

    21 May 1943
    The main operation for the fighter groups today is a sweep of the Ostend/Ghent coastal area by a combined force of 105 P-47s from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG. 3 P-47s are MIA but 2 are due to a mid-air collision, 2 pilots KIA; and 1 loss due to abandonedment of...

  11. VIII Bomber Command 60

    VIII Bomber Command 60

    21 May 1943
    The German naval and port facilities at Wilhelmshaven and Emden, Germany are the two primary targets for this mission. Once again, there is a two-fold strategic objective: entice the Luftwaffe to commit its fighter forces; and further degrade the naval...

  12. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    22 May 1943
    No offensive combat operations but 6 P-47s are despatched from 4FG on defensive coastal patrols.

  13. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    23 May 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 1 F-5 on a photographic reconnaissance sortie to the Florennes area of Belgium, but the aircraft returns because of weather.

  14. VIII Fighter Command FO - 27 COASTAL PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 27 COASTAL PATROL

    23 May 1943
    Weather continues to hamper operations. The 4FG despatches 6 P-47s on English coastal patrols. No enemy sigthed. No losses.

  15. VIII Fighter Command FO - 28 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 28 FIGHTER SWEEP

    25 May 1943
    A combined force of 116 P-47s from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG is depatched on a fighter dweep of the Mardyck/Ypres/Knokke area. No losses or claims.

  16. VIII Fighter Command FO - 29 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 29 FIGHTER SWEEP

    26 May 1943
    A combined force of 122 P-47s are despatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG to make fighter sweeps in the Egmond/Amsterdam/Hague area. No enemy aircraft encounters. No losses or claims.

  17. VIII Fighter Command FO - 30 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 30 FIGHTER SWEEP

    27 May 1943
    A combined force of 111 P-47s are despatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG to make fighter sweeps in the Knokke/Routers/Gracelines area. No enemy aircraft are encountered. No losses or claims.

  18. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    28 May 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 5 F-5s on photographic reconnaissance over the Emden/Wilhelmshaven area of Germany and locations in NW France.

  19. VIII Fighter Command FO - 32 FIGHTER RODEO

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 32 FIGHTER RODEO

    28 May 1943
    A combined force of 120 P-47s despatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG on a fighter "Rodeo" in the Walcheren/Eekoo/Dixmunde/Dunkirk areas. No information in source data concerning claims against ground targets. No losses.

  20. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    29 May 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 1 F-5 on a photographic reconnaissance sortie over Holland coastal areas.

  21. VIII Fighter Command FO - 33 BOMBER SUPPORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 33 BOMBER SUPPORT

    29 May 1943
    A fcombined force of 131 P-47s is despatched to support the bomber formation attacking at Rennes, France. There are no losses and the fighters calim 0-1-0 on enemy aircraft.

  22. VIII Bomber Command 61

    VIII Bomber Command 61

    29 May 1943
    Three primary targets are selected for this mission. The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are selected as the target for a force of 169 B-17s despatched from: 91BG (23); 92BG (22), 303BG (30); 305BG (25) 306BG (24); 351BG (21) and 379BG (24). This is...

  23. VIII Fighter Command FO - 34 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 34 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    31 May 1943
    110 P-47s from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG are despatched on fighter sweeps over France in the Knokke/Courtrai/Dunkirk area. 1 P-47 is MIA but due to a mechanical failure in oxygen system. Pilot killed.

  24. VIII Fighter Command COASTAL PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command COASTAL PATROL

    02 June 1943
    4th Fighter Group despatches 4 P-47s on patrols along the English coast.

  25. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    03 June 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 2 F-5s on photographic reconnaissance of Le Harve and St. Malo, France.

  26. VIII Fighter Command PATROLS

    VIII Fighter Command PATROLS

    04 June 1943
    4th Fighter Group despatches 6 P-47s on fighter patrols.

  27. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    05 June 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 1 F-5 on a photographic reconnaisannce of Le Harve, France.

  28. VIII Fighter Command FO - 38 INTERCEPT

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 38 INTERCEPT

    07 June 1943
    A combined force of 143 P-47s ia depatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG to join with a force of RAF Spitfires to engage enemy fighters in the Pas-de-Calaise, France area. There are no losses or claims.

  29. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    10 June 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 2 F-5s on photographic reconnaissance sorties along the NW French coast.

  30. VIII Fighter Command FO - 40 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 40 FIGHTER SWEEP

    10 June 1943
    A combined force of 92 P-47s ia despatched to make a sweep over the Dutch islands in support of an RAF mission of 6 Mitchell bombers.

  31. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    11 June 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 2 F-5s on photographic reconnaissance sorties over NW France and along west Germany border. 1 F-5 is down in the North Sea, cause not determined, pilot rescued and taken POW.

  32. VIII Fighter Command FO - 37 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 37 FIGHTER SWEEP

    11 June 1943
    A combined force of 136 P-47s are despatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG on a high altitude sweep over the Ostend/Eekoo area. No losses or claims.

  33. VIII Fighter Command FO - 41 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 41 FIGHTER SWEEP

    11 June 1943
    A combined force of 139 P-47s is despatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG to make a fighter sweep of the Gravelines/Hazebrouck/Courtrai/Ostend area. No losses or claims.

  34. VIII Bomber Command 62

    VIII Bomber Command 62

    11 June 1943
    The harbour facilities, port areas and U-Boat pens at Wilhelmshaven and Cuxhaven, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the largest number of heavy bombers yet despatched on a single mission - 252. This is the first mission flown...

  35. VIII Fighter Command FO - 42 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 42 FIGHTER SWEEP

    12 June 1943
    A formation of 44 P47s is despatched on a fighter sweep over the Calaise/St. Pol/Abbeville/Cayuex area of France. Enemy fighters are encountered and the fighters claim 0-2-0 on the enemy....

  36. VIII Fighter Command FO - 43 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 43 FIGHTER SWEEP

    12 June 1943
    A combined formation of 96 P-47s is depatched from 4FG and 56FG to fly high altitude sweeps over the Blankenberghe/Calaise area. Enemy fighters are encountered and 1 is shot down. No losses on the American formation.

  37. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    13 June 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 4 F-5s on photographic reconnaissance sorties over France and Germany.

  38. VIII Fighter Command FO - 44

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 44

    13 June 1943
    A force of 96 P-47s is depatched from 4FG and 56FG to make a fighter sweep over the Gravelines/Baileul/Knokke area. The Germans are beginning to oppose these sweeps and send up fighters to engage. None of the American fighters are lost and the group...

  39. VIII Fighter Command FO - 45 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 45 FIGHTER SWEEP

    13 June 1943
    78FG despatches 44 P-47s on a Rodeo in the Ypres-St.Pol area. A "Rodeo" is the RAF code for a fighter sweep. Enemy fighters are engaged and 2 P-47s are MIA but 78FG claims 2-0-2 of the enemy fighters.

  40. VIII Bomber Command 63

    VIII Bomber Command 63

    13 June 1943
    German naval facilities and port areas at Bremen, Germany and Kiel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A formation of 151 B-17s despatched from: 91BG (21); 92BG (17); 303BG (27); 305BG (24); 306BG (28); 351BG (21); and 379BG (13) are to...

  41. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    14 June 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 1 F-5 on a photographic reconnaissance sortie over France.

  42. POINTBLANK DIRECTIVE

    POINTBLANK DIRECTIVE

    14 June 1943
    The POINTBLANK DIRECTIVE, 14 June 1943 is not a mission per-se, but an agreement among the Combined Chiefs of Staff (CCS) of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) refining and elaborating upon the Combined Bomber...

  43. VIII Bomber Command 64

    VIII Bomber Command 64

    15 June 1943
    A force of 155 B-17s are assembled and sent towards a target in France (possibly Huls), but the formation is recalled before reaching the French coast. 2 of the B-17s from 91BG are attacked by German fighters, but the damage in minimal and there are no...

  44. VIII Fighter Command FO - 46 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 46 BOMBER ESCORT

    15 June 1943
    An unknown number of P-47s from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG are scheduled to provide escort for the B-17 formation headed to France, but the escort is cancelled even before the entire formation is airborne because the bomber mission was recalled. One P-47 from...

  45. VIII Fighter Command FO - 47 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 47 FIGHTER SWEEP

    17 June 1943
    A combined force of 137 P-47s is despatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG to make a fighter sweep of the Westhoofd/Goes/Eekloo/Ypres/Graveline area in support of a medium bomber attack by the RAF on Flushing, Holland.

  46. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    20 June 1943
    7PRG/13FRS despatches 5 F-5s on photographic reconnaissance sorties over NW France and Bremen, Germany. 1 F-5 is MIA on the Bremen sortie.

  47. VIII Fighter Command FO - 49 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 49 FIGHTER SWEEP

    20 June 1943
    A combined force of 90 P-47s is despatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG on a sweep of the Le Touquet/St. Omer/Calaise areas. No enemy fighters encountered. No losses or claims.

  48. VIII Fighter Command FO - 50 FIGHTER SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 50 FIGHTER SWEEP

    20 June 1943
    56FG despatches 47 P-47s on a fighter sweep of the Hague/Rotterdam area of Holland. No enemy aircraft are encountered. No losses or claims.

  49. VIII Fighter Command FO - 52 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO - 52 BOMBER ESCORT

    22 June 1943
    A combined force of 136 P-47s is despatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG to provide an escort for the heavy bombers attacking at Antwerp, Belgium. The fighters are instructed to stay close with the bomber formation and give defensive support. The fighers...

  50. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    22 June 1943
    7PRG/13PRS despatches 2 F-5s on photographic reconnaissance sorties over France.