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303rd Bomb Group (H) History

February 12th    

February 12, 1943
303rd BG: LtCol Charles E. Marion was named 303rd BG (H) Commanding Officer, replacing Col James H. Wallace. LtCol George L. Robinson replaced LtCol Marion as Deputy Group Commander.

February 12, 1943
8th AF: Spitfire Mk Vs of the 4th Fighter Group fly 18 uneventful sorties, 16 on shipping patrols and 2 on defensive patrols.

February 12, 1944
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS 8th AF: Mission 220: 97 of 99 B-24s hit the V-weapon site at St Pol/Siracourt, France; 29 B-24s are damaged; no losses or casualties; escort is provided by 84 Eighth and Ninth Air Force P-47's and 41 P-51s; no claims, losses or casualties.

February 12, 1945
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS 8th AF: Mission 828: During the night, 6 of 7 B-24s drop leaflets in the Netherlands and Germany without loss. In England, HQ 92nd Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy) moves from St Edmunds to Elveden Hall after all its bombardment groups are reassigned.

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

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