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8th Air Force Field Order 307B

20 April 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

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Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

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Notes

This is the first 8th Air Force fighter/bomber mission. The 35 P-38s were to be escorted by 31 P-47s, but the P-47s were unable to locate the P-51s. A total of 33 P-38s attacked the Cambrai/Epinoy German airfield. 1 P-38 dropped 0.5 Tons of HE on Vitry Airfield

Units

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 16.5 T HE

Service

People

  • Ernest Erickson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    An Aviator's Dream: The Man From Painted Woods ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:14 AAM AAM ingest
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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