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8th Air Force

3 July 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Units

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...

Mission Statistics

2. ARAD

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

55 B-17s and 38 P-51s from the shuttle mission of 26-Jun-44 take-off from Foggia, Italy and are joined by bombers from the 15th AF on this mission. No losses or claims. This mission not included in the mission list of 8 AF although the 8th Air Force participated.

Mission Statistics

3. ARAD

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Units

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 486th Fighter Squadron

Mission Statistics

4. ATLANTIC OCEAN

Description

WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

5. CARPETBAGGER

Description

CARPETBAGGER MISSION

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Units

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

6. ENGLISH CHANEL

Description

WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

DH98

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:09 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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