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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 632: 2 B-17 control aircraft and 2 B-17 CASTOR drones fly an APHRODITE mission to the oil refinery at Hemmingstedt, Germany; the target is missed.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,

Mission Reports

398th Bomb Group Mission reportsource: 398th Bomb Group web page http://www.398th.org/

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31996).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Larsen, Arnold E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#42-38159).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Giese, Robert W.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: F-5E (#43-28998).
Organization: 22PRS / 7PRG of Mount Farm, Oxfordshire.
Pilot: Kann, Alexander (NMI) Jr.
Notes: killed in crash due to engine failure.
Location: Mount Farm/ 1/4mi fr S234 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: Mosquito XVI (#NS513).
Organization: 653BSR / 25BGR of Watton, Norfolk.
Pilot: Porter, Ford D Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Watton, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47D (#42-22508).
Organization: 784BS / 466BG of Attlebridge, Norfolk.
Pilot: Darelius, Roderick G.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Attlebridge, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-51D10 (#44-14295).
Organization: 435FS / 479FG of Wattisham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Ervin, Ivan A.
Notes: killed in a crash due to weather.
Location: Dundalk/ 10mi NE Ireland.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Mission "8th AF 632"
Aphrodite r/c mission
September 14, 1944

Primary source for mission statistics: Mighty Eighth War Diary by Roger A. Freeman
 
Aircraft
Sent
Aircraft
Effective
Bomb TonnageEnemy
Aircraft
X-P-D
Enemy
Aircraft
(on gnd)
X-P-D
USAAF
Aircraft
X-E-D
USAAF
Personnel
KIA-WIA-MIA
Notes
36360.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-0
Mission Targets

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HEMMINGSTEDT, GERMANY - Heide - Industryoil refinery2 A/Cphotos (2) documents (0)
Aircraft Groups

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1ST BOMB DIVISION
2ND BOMB DIVISION
3RD BOMB DIVISION
78FG
353FG
388BG
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
Aircraft Losses

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1ST BOMB DIVISION
2ND BOMB DIVISION
3RD BOMB DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)