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8th Air Force 545FB

12 August 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 220 P-47s and P-51s are despatched against transportation targets in NE France

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 98.6 T

2. PARIS and BRUSSELS

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 486 P-38s, P-47s and P-51s are despatched against transportation targets in the Paris and Brussels area. Claims include 13-0-0 on the ground

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 182 T

Service

People

  • Robert Bain

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Was flying on 27-Sep-44, when the 445th BG lost 25 bombers on the Kassel raid. Squadron established record score on this day also. 3 damaged- 2 x Fw190, 1 x Bf109. ETD. Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 Bronze Star).

Aircraft

  • 42-106942 'Bobbie E' 'Jeanne'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Amiens low level down a railtrack hit in coolant system crashed Rosieres en sur A/D 12-Aug-44 Lt Clarence E Zieske Killed in...

  • 44-13775 "That's all Brother"

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Hirson flew through explosion strafing a trainload of tanks Nth of Reims Baled out successfully. 1Lt Alvin F Clark Jr EVD 12-Aug-44 MACR 7625.

Revisions

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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