8th Air Force Field Order 293

10 April 1944

Mission Details

BOURGES / COURCELLES / EVERE

Description: FIGHTER ESCORT

Notes: The majority of fighters despatched were from 8th Air Force. IX Fighter Command contributed one contingent of P-51s from 354th Fighter Group. All statistics for the combined force. Losses were all from 8th Air Force. Claims include 44-0-22 on the ground.

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: NA

Connections

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 55th Fighter Group 343rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 42037245 at enlistment, then O-753724
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot, Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: 55th Fighter Group 343rd Fighter Squadron

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'.