431

22 June 1944

Mission Details

PAS-DE-CALAIS

Description: V-1 MISSILE SITES

PAS-DE-CALAIS

Description: V-1 MISSILE SITES

Notes: Because of the attack on the B-17s at Poltava, USSR during the night of 21/22 June 1944, the B-17s at Mirgorod and the P-51s at Piryatin are moved further EAST in the USSR. They are to be returned to Mirgorod and Piryatin to be despatched to bases in Italy as soon as the weather permits. The move is fortunate as German bombers strike both Pirvatin and Mirgorod during the night of 22/23 June 1944. The Pas-de-Calais raids (12 sites are targeted) are escorted by 165 P-47s and 97 P-51s. Some of the escort fighters also strafe coastal defenses.

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 594T

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 93rd Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: O-434690
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Operations Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-403672
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34507515
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: flexible gunner/ Togglier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19151909
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

Aircraft

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:43:07
ContributorAAM
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.