8th Air Force Field Order 292

9 April 1944

Object Number - UPL 16222 - B-17G-35-DL #42-107037 no name Code: H 466th BG - 730th BS Crash landed at Caister-on-Sea (Nova Scotia Farm) - 9 April 1944 with the Bill McKenzie...

Mission Details

POSEN / RHAMEL / TUTOW

Description: FIGHTER ESCORT

Notes: A mix of 119 P-38s, 387 P-47s and 213 P-51s from 8th Air Force & 9th Air Force provide escort. IIX Fighter Command contributes 171 aircraft under 8 AF control. Bad weather prevented one P-47 group from taking off and delayed others. 352nd Fighter Group flew a mixed formation of P-47s and P-51s. Claims include 19-0-8 on the ground. Only 8th Air Force losses are included in the table.

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: NA

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Unit: 366th Fighter Group 389th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20427888 at enlistment, then O-807280
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12137007
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-698457
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-672869
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-661570
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:43:14
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'.

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