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303rd Bomb Group (H) History

January 26th    

January 26, 1943
8th AF: VIII Fighter Command Circus 256: 22 Spitfire Mk Vs of the 4th Fighter Group escort 12 RAF Venturas on a Circus mission; 1 Spitfire is lost. A 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) B-24 attempts a Moling mission.

January 26, 1944
303rd BG: Mission to Frankfurt, Germany was scrubbed. Heavy rain and strong winds prevented flying. Lectures were given to combat crews on aircraft recognition, target identification, prisoners of war, security and gunnery.

January 26, 1945
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS 8th AF: 31 of 32 P-51s based in Belgium, fly an uneventful fighter sweeps over the Heilbronn, Aschaffenburg, Giessen, and Trier, Germany areas.

January 26, 1945
Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz.

8th AF history extracted from Jack McKillop's USAAF Combat Chronology

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