Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description
Mission 288: 21 of 50 B-24s dispatched hit V-weapon sites at St Pol/Siracourt, France without loss; heavy clouds and the failure of blind-bombing equipment cause other B-24s to return to base without bombing. 50 P-47s escort the B-24s without loss.
Mission 289: 96 P-38s, 236 P-47s and 124 P-51s are dispatched to attack airfields in Germany; heavy cloud hinders most groups: 1 P-38s is lost and 4 damaged, 1 pilot is MIA; P-47s claim 2-0-2 Luftwaffe aircraft, 1 P-47 is lost and 4 damaged, 1 pilot is MIA; P-51s claim 96-4-120 aircraft, 7 P-51s are lost and 3 damaged, casualties are 1 KIA and 6 MIA.
During the night of 5/6 Apr, 801st Bombardment Group (Provisional) dispatches 17 B-24s on CARPETBAGGER (air operations to drop supplies to guerillas in Europe) missions; 1 B-24 is lost.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,
Carpetbagger Mission Report Adolphe W Kalbfleisch , ASN# 0-748423, Co-Pilot; of Westmoreland Cty,PA: EVR - RTD 8 August 1944 - MACR 3568
Joseph E Porter , ASN# 35566756, Dispatcher; of Carthage, IN: EVR - RTD 8 August 1944 - MACR 3568
Richard C Bindel , ASN# 37233213, Engineer; of Sabetha, KS: KIA - MACR 3568
Warren A Brewer , ASN# 14126001, Radio Operator; of Greenville, SC: KIA - MACR 3568
Thomas F Davis , ASN# 0-747648, Bombardier; of Brooklyn, NY: KIA - MACR 3568
William G Harris , ASN# 0-691999, Navigator; of White Haven, TN: KIA - MACR 3568
Ralph L Kittrell , ASN# 39692464, Tail Gunner; of Ventura Cty, CA: KIA - MACR 3568
William W Nicoll , ASN# 0-680689, Co-Pilot; of Lakeland, FL: KIA - MACR 3568
source: The Carpetbaggers http://www.801492.org/
466th BG Mission Report Twenty a/c dropped bombed on PFF ship in target area. Results unobserved due to 10/10 overcast. No enemy a/c were observed. Flak meagre and inaccurate; A/C MIA = 0; KIA = 0; WIA = 0; MIA = 0
source: 466th BG: Mission List (Mark Brotherton Collection)
Non-Combat Accident Reports
Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31513). Organization: 323BS / 91BG of Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire. Pilot: Kuehl, Albert R. Notes: crashed destroyed by fire. Location: Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire England. Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5 source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/