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8th Air Force 471

13 July 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

All fighter groups except 356th Fighter Group and 357th Fighter Group participate. Specific units not correlated in source data.

Mission Statistics

2.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Specific units not identified in source data.

Mission Statistics

Service

People

  • Wilson Edwards

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Wilson V. Edwards had already volunteered in a so-called Eagle Squadron of the RAF before the USA entered the war in 1941 ...

  • Lloyd Jackson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Martyniak crew. On mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 #42-97238 'Our Captain'; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. RTD Re-assigned to Houston crew. On first...

Aircraft

  • 44-13608

    P-51 Mustang
    While on an escort mission to Munich, aircraft struck by flak at 26,000’ through 10/10 cloud cover. A/C began streaming fuel and glycol, and losing speed and altitude. When the pilot reached the top of the cloud cover at 8,000’ he rolled the aircraft...

  • 44-6148 'Smashing Thru'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-M] Ridgewell 16/6/44; 11+m crashed on take off for Munich 13/7/44 with John Houston(severe burns), Co-pilot: Bill Scruggs (same, plus broken leg) (2 Returned to Duty);...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2016 15:01:38 IProctor Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

381st BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:13 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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