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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Air Support Command Mission 57: 108 B-26s are dispatched to the Woenisdrecht Airfield in the Netherlands and Lille/Nord Airfield in France; they are recalled due to weather; 18 B-26s are damaged; casualties are 3 WIA.

HQ 2d Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy) transfers from Old Catton to Hethel, England and HQ 20th Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy) transfers from Cheddington to Horsham St Faith, England.

HQ 55th Fighter Group and its 38th, 338th and 343d Fighter Squadrons arrive at Nuthampstead, England from the US with P-38s. The group will fly its first combat mission on 15 Oct.

Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,

Mission Reports

100th BG Crash Reportsource: UK Peak District Air Accident Research http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk
386th Bomb Group Mission Reportsource: 386th Bomb Group http://www.b26.com/historian/chester_klier

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: B-17E (#41-9051).
Organization: 813BS / 482BG of Alconbury, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Anderson, William C.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Carlisle/20mi SSW, Skidda England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47D (#42-7904).
Organization: 352FS / 353FG of Metfield, Suffolk.
Pilot: Dietz, George S.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Metfield, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47D (#42-7986).
Organization: 84FS / 78FG of Duxford, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Koontz, Glenn (NMI).
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Duxford, Cambridgeshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47D (#42-8455).
Organization: 358FS / 355FG of Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Kossack, Walter H.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Steeple Morden/ 1/2mi frm England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47D (#42-8490).
Organization: 486FS / 352FG of Bodney, Norfolk.
Pilot: Miklajcyk, Henry J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Bodney, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Mission "8th AF Air Service Command mission 57"
Airfields in France
September 14, 1943

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
10800.00-0-00-0-00-0-110-0-0recalled: weather
Mission Targets

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WOENSDRECHT, NETHERLANDS - - Airfield0 A/C
LILLE, FRANCE - Nord - Airfield0 A/C
Aircraft Groups

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1ST BOMB DIVISION
2ND BOMB DIVISION
3RD BOMB DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
322nd Bombardment Group (Medium)
386th Bombardment Group (Medium)
387th Bombardment Group (Medium)
Aircraft Losses

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