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  1. VIII Air Support Command 19B

    VIII Air Support Command 19B

    15 August 1943
    The German airfield at Woensdrecht, Holland is the target for 36 B-26s despatched from 386th Bomb Group. The formation turns back at the Dutch coast (no reason documented in Freeman). There are no losses or claims.

  2. VIII Air Support Command 20

    VIII Air Support Command 20

    15 August 1943
    The railroad marshalling yards at Abbeville, France are the target for 21 B-26s despatched from 323rd Bomb Group. The attack is conducted at 1933 hrs (near sunset). 19 of the aircraft are effective in attacking the target. There are no losses or claims...

  3. VIII Fighter Command FO-103 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-103 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    15 August 1943
    176 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG are despatched on figher sweeps of the Knokke/Bruges/Lille/St. Omer areas of Belgium and France. There are no losses or claims and no german fighters are encountered. This is typical for the Luftwaffe whose...

  4. VIII Fighter Command FO-104 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-104 BOMBER ESCORT

    15 August 1943
    A combined force of 187 P-47s from : 4FG, 56FG, 78FG; and 353FG are despatched to escort the bomber fomrations ov VIII Bomber Command mission #82 in thiser attacks on German airfields in Holland and France. 56FG arrived 30 minutes too early and were...

  5. VIII Bomber Command 82

    VIII Bomber Command 82

    15 August 1943
    German airfields in Holland and France are the targets for this mission. All of the attacks were made late in the afternoon just prior to sunset. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (20...

  6. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    16 August 1943
    11 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photographic reconnaissance sorties over France. No losses or claims.

  7. VIII Air Support Command 21

    VIII Air Support Command 21

    16 August 1943
    The German airfield of Bernay St. Martin, France is the primary target for 36 B-26s despatched from 387BG. 31 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no claims or losses, although 2 aircraft sustain damage from anti-aircraft fire.

  8. VIII Air Support Command 22A

    VIII Air Support Command 22A

    16 August 1943
    The German airfield of Beaumont Le Roger, France is the primary target for 36 B-26s from 322BG. 29 are effective on this target. Another 3 attack the German airfield at Conches, France as a target of opportunity. There are no losses or claims, although...

  9. VIII Air Support Command 22B

    VIII Air Support Command 22B

    16 August 1943
    This VIII Air Support Command is a diversion flown by 21 B-26s despatched from 323BG in support of the B-26 formations attacking the German airfields at Bernay St. Martin and Beaumont Le Roger, France. There are no losses or claims.

  10. VIII Fighter Command FO-105 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-105 BOMBER ESCORT

    16 August 1943
    A combined force of 180 P-47s (all with belly tanks) are despatched from : 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG to escort VIII Bomber Command mission #83 attacking German airfields in France at Paris (Le Bourget), Poix and Abbeville. 3 aircraft Failed to Return ...

  11. VIII Bomber Command 83

    VIII Bomber Command 83

    16 August 1943
    This mission consists of two elements of B-17s despatched to bomb the German airfields of Le Bourget (Paris), Poix and Abbeville, France. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (21); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20);...

  12. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    17 August 1943
    5 F-5s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on photographich reconnaissance sorties over France. There are no losses or claims.

  13. VIII Air Support Command 23

    VIII Air Support Command 23

    17 August 1943
    This mission was planned as a diversion in support of the in-bound Schweinfurt element B-17s. 36 B-26s from 386BG were despatched to attack the German airfield at Bryas (Sud), France, which they did at 1051hrs that morning. Roger A. Freeman's "The...

  14. VIII Air Support Command 24

    VIII Air Support Command 24

    17 August 1943
    This mission was planned as a diversion for the out-bound B-17s attacking at Schweinfurt. 36 B-26s from the 323BG were despatched to attack the German airfield at Poix (Nord), France, which they did at 1552hrs. 35 of these aircraft were effective on...

  15. VIII Fighter Command FO-106 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-106 BOMBER ESCORT

    17 August 1943
    This operation was conducted in two elements to provide fighter escort for the B-17 formations attacking at Schweinfurt/Regensberg. A composite force of 240 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG are despatched to escort the penetration by the B-17s of...

  16. VIII Bomber Command 84

    VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

  17. VIII Air Support Command ANTI-SUB PATROL

    VIII Air Support Command ANTI-SUB PATROL

    18 August 1943
    This operation was an anti-submarine patrol over the North Sea off the Holland/Belgium coast by a B-24 despatched by 479th Anti-Submarine Group/19th Anti-Submarine Squadron. The aircraft was shot down by enemy aircraft and ditched into the North Sea....

  18. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    18 August 1943
    4 F-5s are despatched from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group/22nd Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron to conduct photo recce operations over France. One sustained a mechcanical failure of a trim tab control rod and was abandoned near the coast at...

  19. VIII Air Support Command 25A

    VIII Air Support Command 25A

    18 August 1943
    36 B-26s from 322BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Lille/Vendeville, France, but the target is obscured by clouds and the German airfield at Ypres/Vlamertingue, Belgium is bombed as a target of opportunity by 22 aircraft. There are no...

  20. VIII Air Support Command 25B

    VIII Air Support Command 25B

    18 August 1943
    36 B-25s from 386BG are despatched to bombe the German airfield at Woensdrecht, Holland. 32 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims, but 8 aircraft are damaged by anti-aircraft fire.

  21. VIII Air Support Command 26 PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command 26 PHOTO RECCE

    18 August 1943
    2 A-20s are despatched from 67th Reconnaissance Group on their first mission to conduct photographic reconnaissance over Lannion and the Brest Penninsula of France. The A-20s are escorted by Spitfires from RAF 610 Squadron. There are no losses or claims.

  22. VIII Fighter Command FO-107 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-107 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    18 August 1943
    40 P-47s from 353FG are despatched on fighter sweeps in the Westhoofed/Woensdrecht/Knokke area. There are no losses or claims.

  23. VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

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

  24. VIII Air Support Command 27A

    VIII Air Support Command 27A

    19 August 1943
    36 B-26s from 323BG are despatched to bombe the German airfield at Amiens/Glisy, France. 36 are effective on the target, but one of the aircraft is Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR) due to extensive battle damage and damage from a crash landing upon return....

  25. VIII Air Support Command 27B

    VIII Air Support Command 27B

    19 August 1943
    36 B-26s from 387BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Poix/Nord, France. 35 are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims, but 1 is damaged.

  26. VIII Air Support Command 28

    VIII Air Support Command 28

    19 August 1943
    36 B-36s from 322BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Bryas Sud, France. The target is obscured by clouds and all 36 aircraft Return to Base (RTB) without bombing. There are no losses or claims but 9 aircraft are damaged by anti-aircraft fire.

  27. VIII Air Support Command 29 PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command 29 PHOTO RECCE

    19 August 1943
    2 A-20s from 67th Reconnaissance Group are despatched to perform photographic reconnaissance over the Lannion/Brest penninsula of France. There are nol losses or claims. The A-20s are escorted by Spitfires from RAF 610 Squadron.

  28. VIII Fighter Command FO-108 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-108 BOMBER ESCORT

    19 August 1943
    A combined force of 178 P-47s are despatched from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG to provide escort for the B-17 formations despatched to bomb the Gilze-Rijen and Woensdrecht airfields in Holland. 4FG and 78FG provide fighter cover on the penetration and...

  29. VIII Bomber Command 85

    VIII Bomber Command 85

    19 August 1943
    The German airfields at Gilze-Rijen, Holland and Woensdrecht, Holland are the targets for this mission. The attacks will be made by two elements. The first element is a combined force of 125 B-17s from: 91BG (8); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (19);...

  30. VIII Air Support Command 30B

    VIII Air Support Command 30B

    22 August 1943
    36 B-26s from 322BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield Poix/Nord in France. The mission was recalled when the bomber fomration were unable to rendezvous with the RAF Spitfire fighter escort. No claims or losses.

  31. VIII Air Support Command 30A

    VIII Air Support Command 30A

    22 August 1943
    36 B-26s from 386BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield of Beaumont Le Roger, France. 35 are effective on the target. 1 B-26 Failed to Return - 2KIA 2POW 2EVD. The bomber gunners claim 3-0-0 of German fighters.

  32. VIII Air Support Command 31A/31B

    VIII Air Support Command 31A/31B

    23 August 1943
    VIII ASC 31A 21 B-26s from 322BG are despatched to bomb the power station at Gosnay, France. Cloud cover completely obscured the target and the mission was recalled. No losses or claims....

  33. VIII Air Support Command 32 PHOTO RECCE

    VIII Air Support Command 32 PHOTO RECCE

    23 August 1943
    2 A-20s from 67th Reconnaissance Group are despatched to obtain photographs of St. Michel, France. No losses or claims.

  34. VIII Fighter Command FO-111 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-111 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    23 August 1943
    A combined force of 158 P-47s from 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG are sent on fighter sweeps of the Bruges/Woensdrect/Schipol area. Those of 353FG make a high altitude approach in an attempt to confuse the German radar operators into thinking they were a...

  35. VIII Air Support Command 33A

    VIII Air Support Command 33A

    24 August 1943
    An unknown number of B-26s are despatched to fly a diversion for the B-17s attacking the German airfield of Bordeaux/Merignac, France. No information in source data concerning exactly what Bomb Groups participated of the number sent.

  36. VIII Air Support Command 33B

    VIII Air Support Command 33B

    24 August 1943
    An unknown number of B-26s are despatched to fly a diversion for the B-17s attacking the German airfield of Bordeaux/Merignac, France. No information in source data concerning exactly what Bomb Groups participated of the number sent.

  37. VIII Bomber Command 86

    VIII Bomber Command 86

    24 August 1943
    The 8th Air Force is intent on dishing out some "pay back" to the Luftwaffe for the toll it took on bombers of the 17-Aug-43 mission to Schweinfurt/Regensburg. So, This mission has three attack elements and a diversion element. The attack elements are...

  38. VIII Air Support Command 34A

    VIII Air Support Command 34A

    25 August 1943
    21 B-26s from 387BG are despatched to bomb the power station at Rouen, France. All 21 are effective on the target late in the afternoon - 1832 hrs. 2 are damaged by anti-aircraft fire. There are no losses or claims

  39. VIII Air Support Command 34B

    VIII Air Support Command 34B

    25 August 1943
    36 B-26s from 322BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Tricqueville, France late in the afternoon - 1834 hrs. There are no losses but 2 aircraft are damaged. The bomber gunners claim 1-8-5 on German aircraft.

  40. VIII Fighter Command FO-114 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    VIII Fighter Command FO-114 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    25 August 1943
    90 P-47 are despatched from 56FG and 353FG on fighter sweeps in the Dunkirk/Lille/Le Touquet area of France. There are no losses or claims.

  41. VIII Air Support Command 35

    VIII Air Support Command 35

    26 August 1943
    36 B-26s from 323BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Caen/Carpiquet, France. All 36 aircraft manahe to strike the target. One aircraft overshot the runway at Shoreham, UK upon return and was Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR) and salvaged. The...

  42. VIII Air Support Command 36A

    VIII Air Support Command 36A

    27 August 1943
    36 B-26s from 386BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Pois/Nord, France. 35 are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims.

  43. VIII Air Support Command 36B

    VIII Air Support Command 36B

    27 August 1943
    21 B-26s from 322BG are despatched to bomb the power station at Rouen, France, but the none of the aircraft are able to attack the target because of cloud cover. On aircraft is so damaged by anti-aircraft fire that it has to be ditched in the sea NW of...

  44. VIII Air Support Command 37

    VIII Air Support Command 37

    27 August 1943
    2 A-20s from 67th Reconnaissance Group are despatched to fly a photo recce mission over NW, France. No losses or claims.

  45. VIII Fighter Command FO-116 BOMBER ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command FO-116 BOMBER ESCORT

    27 August 1943
    A combined force of 173 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG are despatched to provide fighter escort for the bomber formations attacking the V-Weapon site at Watten, France. Freeman's "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" lists 1 aircraft MIA from 353FG,...

  46. VIII Bomber Command 87

    VIII Bomber Command 87

    27 August 1943
    This mission is the first attack by the USAAF on suspected V-Weapon sites. The German development of pilotless winged aircraft was first divulged to the British just shortly after the beginning of World War II in two letters sent to the British embassy...

  47. VIII Air Support Command 38

    VIII Air Support Command 38

    30 August 1943
    36 B-36s from 323BG are despatched to bomb a munitions depot at Eperlecques, France. 33 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims.

  48. VIII Air Support Command 39A

    VIII Air Support Command 39A

    31 August 1943
    36 B-26s from 322BG are despatched to bomb the power station at Mazingarbe, France. 33 of the aircraft are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims but 1 aircraft is damaged.

  49. VIII Air Support Command 39B & 40

    VIII Air Support Command 39B & 40

    31 August 1943
    VIII ASC 39B - 36 B-26s from 387BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Lille/Vendeville, France. All 36 are effective on the target, but one aircraft Fails to Return (FTR)-5KIA 1POW. There are no bomber gunner claims against enemy aircraft....

  50. VIII Air Support Command 40

    VIII Air Support Command 40

    31 August 1943
    76 B-26s from: 322BG (36) and 386BG (36) are despatched to bomb military installations at Hesdin, France. The mission is recalled when the target is foound to be obscured by clouds. There are no losses or claims.