Missions

The mission accounts on this website come largely from Group and Squadron records compiled during the war with any further information that I have gathered to help tell the story. I have made no attempt to correct spelling or grammar in the original documents (unless they make no sense at all). The hope is that this pragmatic approach also conveys some of the authentic flavour of the times.

To view the details of the mission you are interested in just click the link.

1943

Mission    Date

1.                August 9, 1943 – Sweep.

2.                August 12, 1943 – Sweep.

3.                August 14, 1943 – Escort.

4 & 5.        August 15, 1943 – Sweep and Escort Brussels.

6.                August 16, 1943 – Escort Paris.

7 & 8.        August 17, 1943 – Escort Regensburg and Escort Schweinfurt.

9.                August 18, 1943 – Sweep.

10.              August 19, 1943 – Escort Gilze-Rijen.

11.              August 23, 1943 – Sweep Rotterdam Area.

12.              August 24, 1943 – Escort Villacoublay.

13.              August 25, 1943 – Sweep Dunkirk and Le Touquet Area.

14.              August 27, 1943 – Escort St. Omer.

15.              August 31, 1943 – Escort Paris.

16.              September 2, 1943 – Escort Brussels/Evere Airfield.

17.               September 3, 1943 – Escort Meulan Airfield.

18.              September 6, 1943 – Escort Stuttgart.

19.              September 7, 1943 – Escort Brussels.

20.             September 9, 1943 – Escort Vitry-En-Artois.

21.              September 15, 1943 – Escort St Andre De L’Eure.

22.             September 16, 1943 – Escort Nantes.

23 & 24.   September 22, 1943 – Sweep Dutch Islands and Sweep Lille/Ghent.

25 & 26.   September 23, 1943 – Escort Nantes.

27.             September 26, 1943 – Escort Nantes.

28.            September 27, 1943 – Escort Emden.

29.            October 2, 1943 – Escort Emden.

30.            October 3, 1943 – Sweep Ghent Area.

31.             October 4, 1943 – Escort Frankfurt.

32.            October 8, 1943 – Escort Bremen.

33.            October 9, 1943 – Escort Danzig/Gydnia.

34.            October 10, 1943 – Escort Munster.

35.            October 14, 1943 – Escort Schweinfurt.

36.            October 18, 1943 – Escort Duren.

37.            October 20, 1943 – Escort Duren.

38.            October 22, 1943 – Escort Cambrai.

39.            October 24, 1943 – Escort St. Andre.

40.            November 3, 1943 – Escort Wilhelmshaven.

41.             November 5, 1943 – Escort Gelsenkirchen.

42.            November 7, 1943 – Escort Duren.

43.            November 11, 1943 – Escort Munster.

44.            November 13, 1943- Escort Bremen.

45.            November 19, 1943 – Escort Gelsenkirchen.

46.            November 25, 1943 – Thunder Bombing St. Omer/Ft, Rouge Airfield.

47.            November 26, 1943 – Escort Bremen.

48.            November 29, 1943 – Escort Bremen.

49.            November 30, 1943 – Escort Solingen.

50.            December 1, 1943 – Escort Solingen.

51.            December 4, 1943 – Thunder Bombing Gilze-Rijen Airfield.

52.            December 5, 1943 – Escort Paris.

53.            December 11, 1943 – Escort Emden.

54.            December 13, 1943 – Escort Bremen.

55.            December 20, 1943 – Escort Bremen.

56.            December 22, 1943 – Escort Osnabruck.

57.            December 23, 1943 – Thunder Bombing Gilze-Rijen Airfield.

58.            December 24, 1943 – Escort Pas de Calais.

59.            December 3o, 1943 – Escort Ludwigshafen.

60.            December 31, 1943 – Escort Bordeaux.

1944

61.            January 4, 1944 – Escort Munster.

62.           January 5, 1944 – Escort Neuss.

63.           January 7, 1944 – Escort Ludwigshafen.

64.           January 11, 1944 – Escort Halberstadt and Brunswick.

65.           January 14, 1944 – Area Patrol Crossbow Targets Pas des Calais.

66.           January 21, 1944 – Area Patrol Crossbow Targets Albert.

67.           January 23, 1944 – Thunder Bombing Leeuwarden Airfield.

68.          January 24, 1944 – Escort Frankfurt.

69.          January 25, 1944 – Thunder Bombing Leeuwarden Airfield.

70.          January 29, 1944 – Escort (Freelance) Frankfurt.

71.           January 30, 1944 – Escort Brunswick

72.          February 3, 1944 – Escort Wilhelmshaven.

73.          February 4, 1944 – Escort Frankfurt.

74.          February 5, 1944 – Escort Romilly sur Seine/Villacoublay.

75.          February 6, 1944 – Escort Nancy Airfield.

76.          February 8, 1944 – Escort Frankfurt.

77.          February 10, 1944 – Escort Brunswick.

78.          February 11, 1944 – Escort Frankfurt.

79.          February 13, 1944 – Type 16 Support Albert Area.

80.         February 14, 1944 – Thunder Bombing Gilze Rijen.

81.          February 20, 1944 – Escort Leipzig.

82.         February 21, 1944 – Escort Gutersloh.

83.         February 22, 1944 – Escort Bernberg.

84.         February 24, 1944 – Escort Gotha.

85.         February 25, 1944 – Escort Regensburg.

86.         March 2, 1944 – Escort Frankfurt.

87.         March 3, 1944 – Escort Berlin.

88.         March 4, 1944 – Escort Berlin.

89.         March 6, 1944 – Escort Berlin.

90.         March 8, 1944 – Escort Berlin.

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1945

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2 responses to “Missions

  1. Wouters Lisette

    Interested in mission of the P47 Thunderbolt serial number 44-19580, pilot OLGER IVAN AAL crashed with his plane in our village Melkwezer, Linter, Belgium on August 29th, 1944. Could you send me information. Thanks

  2. Kerry Gonnam

    I am the nephew of Jesse W. Gonnam 352 FS and have been studying the list of missions with great interest. I am disappointed that the Mission List ends at Mar 8, 1944. Jesse was shot down on Apr 23, 1944 and I would love to be able to read the mission reports from Mar 9, 1944 through Apr 23, 1944 if at all possible. Is there a chance those will be listed soon.

    Great site. Sorry I had not stumbled across this earlier.

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