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15 July 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

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Description

FIGHTER-BOMBER MISSION

Aircraft type

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Notes

Fighter Groups participating is 56th Fighter Group, 356th Fighter Group, 364th Fighter Group, 479th Fighter Group.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 14.9T

Service

People

  • Flamm Harper

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Downed twice, evaded twice. Force-landed in France on 15 July 1944, he managed to evade with the help of the French Résistance and was back in England 3 weeks later. Shot down over North Korea on 28 June 1953, he again evaded capture and was rescued by...

Aircraft

  • 42-68147 Little Edris

    P-38 Lightning
    Piloted by 2nd Lt Flamm Dee Harper on the fighter-bomber mission of 15 July 1944. Damaged by exploding ammunition dump debris while strafing at very low altitude; right motor on fire; cockpit damaged; left motor vibrating; very little power. Lt Harper...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:07 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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