8th Air Force Field Order 315A

26 April 1944

Mission Details

Brunswick

Description: FIGHTER ESCORT

Notes: A mix of 554 fighters from 8th Air Force and 9th Air Force provide escort: 90 P-38s, 311 P-47s and 153 P-51s. IX Fighter Command contributes 116 aircraft to this total. No claims. Only 8th Air Force losses are included in the table. IX Fighter Command 354th Fighter Group loses 3 P-51s, pilots MIA. On P-47 from 356th Fighter Group sustained a mid-air collision and crashed at Bromeswell, UK, pilot killed, other aircraft landed safely.

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: NA

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 355th Fighter Group 354th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14076367 / O-796654
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 365th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-695233
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

Revisions

Date11 Dec 2014 09:39:12
ContributorEmily
Sources

Moved pin from Brunswick, US to Braunschweig, Germany

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'.