14 September 1944

Object Number - UPL 19801 - B-17 Mother ship [L] follows within transmission range of Aphrodite drone B-17 flying bomb [R].

Mission Details


Description: OIL REFINERY

Notes: An APHRODITE mission (388th BG) of 2 B-17s controlling 2 B-17 CASTOR drones. The target is missed

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


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  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ruth L III
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: VIII Air Force Service Command 306th Bomb Group 369th Bomb Squadron


Date27 Sep 2014 18:43:08
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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'.

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