8th Air Force Field Order 312

24 April 1944

Object Number - UPL 26992 - 1st LT. Claire D. Porter

Mission Details

ERDING/FRIEDRICHSHAFEN/ GABLINGEN

Description: FIGHTER ESCORT

Notes: A mix of 867 fighters from 8th Air Force and 9th Air Force provide escort. 131 P-38s, 490 P-47s and 246 P-51s. IX Fighter Command provides 206 aircraft of the total. Claims are bundled and include 59-0-38 on the ground. Only 8th Air Force losses are included in the table. IX Fighter Command lost 3 P-47s: 362nd Fighter Group - 2 and 365th Fighter Group 1.

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: NA

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 334th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2044923, T-190642
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 351st Fighter Squadron Headquarters (353rd Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: 13058992 / O-736405
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 334th 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'.

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