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8th Air Force

5 September 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

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

Tonnage dropped NA

2. CARPETBAGGER

Description

CARPETBAGGER MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Flight also included 2 C-47s

Units

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

Service

People

  • Robert Crabb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot / Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    1st Lieutenant Robert L. Crabb was born 29-Jul-21, the son of Jeremiah and Grace Crabb. His hometown was Williamsburg, Kansas. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:10 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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