This Day in . . .
303rd Bomb Group (H) History

November 13th    

November 13, 1942
ETO 8th AF: HQ VIII AF Composite Command moves from the temporary station at Long Kesh to Kirkassock House, Ireland.

November 13, 1943
303rd BG: The scheduled mission to Bremen, Germany was recalled. The three Combat Wings were unable to assemble because of adverse weather.

November 13, 1943
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS 8th AF: VIII Bomber Command Mission 130: 79 of 159 B-17's, 61 of 109 B-24's and 3 of 4 B-17 PFF aircraft hit the port area at Bremen and targets of opportunity in the Kiel-Flensburg area at 1120-1145 hours; 100+ aircraft abort the mission due to weather; they claim 20-14-13 Luftwaffe aircraft; 3 B-17's and 13 B-24's are lost; 3 B-17's and 3 B-24's are damaged beyond repair and 12 B-17's and 10 B-24's are damaged; casualties are 21 KIA, 26 WIA and 162 MIA. The bombers are escorted by 45 P-38's (all the way to the target) and 345 P-47's; they claim 10-3-6 Luftwaffe aircraft; 7 P-38's and 3 P-47's are lost; 2 P-38's are damaged beyond repair; 5 P-38's and 2 P-47's are damaged; casualties are 9 MIA.

November 13, 1944
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS 8th AF: Mission 713: 4 B-17s and 8 B-24s drop leaflets in the Netherlands, France and Germany during the night.

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

 November 12                   Subscribe to this RSS feed                   November 14