Mission During the midday bombers are dispatched to targets in France; 6 bombers are lost; escort is provided by Ps, 35 Ps and Ps; they claim Luftwaffe aircraft; 1 P is lost pilot is MIA :. In the USSR, Bs and Ps are flown, at daybreak, from dispersal bases to Poltava and Mirgorod and loaded and fueled with intentions of bombing the oil refinery at Drohobycz, Poland and proceed to base in Italy. The flying-bomb sites were now becoming so cratered by RAF, 8th Air Force and 2nd Tactical Air Force bombing that results for individual raids were becoming difficult to determine. It is not known why all of the casualties were Lancasters.
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The story of the B would become the story of the daylight bombing offensive over Germany. The Eighth Air Force was officially activated on 2 January , following on 3 February by the first three B units — the 97th , st and rd Bombardment Groups. The first American personnel arrived in February This advance guard of the massive mighty Eighth contained seven men, amongst them Brigadier General Ira C. The first aircraft would not arrive until July. The B was one of a number of aircraft types that were flown across the Atlantic as part of Operation Bolero. Their route passed through Labrador, Greenland and Iceland, before reaching Prestwick, in northern Scotland.
Plan Cul Romilly-sur-Seine
At the briefing the forty crews including two PFF crews learned that the target was to be the port city of Wihelmshaven on Germany's north coast. Two Bs from each of the First and Third Divisions were lost, none of the th. The Luftwaffe did not present much opposition. The bombers claimed only one probable.
Mission : During the morning bombers are dispatched to hit targets in France; 7 bombers are lost: 1. Escort is provided by 68 Ps and 34 Ps without loss. Escort is provided by Ps and 44 Ps; they claim Luftwaffe aircraft without loss. Mission : During the midday bombers are dispatched to targets in France; 6 bombers are lost; escort is provided by Ps, 35 Ps and Ps; they claim Luftwaffe aircraft; 1 P is lost pilot is MIA : 1.