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8th Air Force 290

6 April 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

The V-Weapon site of Watten, France is the target for this mission. Formations from 2nd Air Division: 44BG; 93BG; 392BG; 446BG and 448BG are despatched but weather was so bad that only one box was able to bomb. 12 aircraft are effective on the site. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

Mission details

1. Watten, France

Description

V-1 MISSILE SITES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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 44T HE

Service

People

  • Carleton Gillmore

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 19th mission. Had 2 missions over Berlin. Liberated Lubeck Prisoner of War (POW) Plane was Hard to Get B-17 #448225 POW

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 16:17:50 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 14-Mar-2016. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Dairy", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:12 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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