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On 22-Feb-1944 The United States Strategic and Tactical Air Forces (USSTAF) of Europe is established and the 8th Air Force absorbs the VIII Bomber Command, VIII Fighter Command and VIII Air Support Command under a single Headquarters. Organization of bomber and fighter resources will now be under 1st 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions rather than Bomb Divisions. Fighter missions will still be designated with Field Orders through Field Order 400 (19-Jun-44). Thereafter fighter escort operations will be designated as bieng part part of the numbering of 8th Air Force missions beginning at Mission 425 (20-Jun-44) and desginated "FE" rather than "FO".
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B-17 Flying Fortress
Night leaflet drop on French cities by 305th Bomb Group/422nd Bomb Squadron during 'Big Week'. One aborts the mission with mechanical problems.
The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...
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