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8th Air Force

19 September 1944

Official description

Not yet known

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. TRUCKIN OPERATION

Description

TRUCKIN' MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Unknown number of 2nd Bomb Squadron B-24s fly fuel to France

Units

  • 2nd Bomb Division

    2nd Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 2nd Bomb Wing came under the command of the 2nd Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

Service

People

  • Emil Cohen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Informed that he was possibly the youngest pilot in the 8th Air Force, confirmed that he was the youngest Jewish pilot

Aircraft

  • MB955 'Lease Fleece'

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire MB955 PR Mk XIT, Built at Chattis Hill. FF 20-10-43, delivered to Benson 5-11-43, assigned to 14PRS 7PRG 8AF USAAF 5-12-43 Lost over Holland Pilot Lt Paul A Balogh MACR 9170. 19-9-44, SOC.

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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