Mirgorod

Airfield

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Detailed History

Mirgorod was one of three bases chosen by the Soviet government and American military representatives to be used for shuttle bombing missions. The air base was constructed during April and May 1944 and was permanently closed for American air operations by October 1944.

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
  • Service Numbers: O-17852
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-14903
  • Highest Rank: General
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer
The insignia of the 563rd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37167264
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Airplane Propeller Mechanic
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: O-441227
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Operations
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 860th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-856953
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Weather Officer

Revisions

Date
ContributorSam_Martin
ChangesChanges to usaaf from date
Sources

Sam_Martin, Reference Specialist, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.
Infield, Glenn. The Poltava Affair. Macmillan Publishing Co: New York, 1973

Date
ContributorSam_Martin
ChangesCreated entry with name, number, known as, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date, construction date, closure date and history
Sources

Sam_Martin, Reference Specialist, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
RG 334, National Archives, College Park, MD.