Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mission Briefing

We are tracking the 8th AAF air campaign leading to D-Day 
June 6, 1944...

Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description April 24, 1944

Mission 315: 754 bombers and 867 fighters are dispatched to bomb airfields, aircraft production industries and targets of opportunity in Germany; the bomber claim 20-1-36 Luftwaffe aircraft and the fighters claim 124-6-58 fighters; 40 bombers and 17 fighters are lost; details are:
1. Of 281 B-17s dispatched, 109 hit Erding Air Depot, 84 hit aviation industry targets at Oberpfaffenhofen, 57 hit Lansberg Airfield and 18 hit targets of opportunity; 27 B-17s are lost and 112 damaged; casualties are 4 KIA, 22 WIA and 260 MIA.

2. 243 B-17s are dispatched to bomb aviation industry targets at Friedrichshafen/Lowenthal (98 bomb) and Friedrichshafen/Manzell (58 bomb), industrial areas at Friedrichshafen/Manzell (58 bomb) and Neckarsulm (15 bomb); 3 also hit targets of opportunity; 9 B-17s are lost and 119 damaged; casualties are 7 KIA, 4 WIA and 71 MIA.

3. 230 B-24s are dispatched to bomb airfields; 120 hit Gablingen Airfield, 98 hit Leipheim Airfield and 1 hits a target of opportunity; 4 B-24s are lost and 26 damaged; casualties are 1 WIA and 40 MIA.

Escort is provided by 131 P-38s, 490 Eighth and Ninth Air Force P-47s and 246 Eighth and Ninth Air Force P-51s: P-38s claim 4-1-0 Luftwaffe aircraft, 1 P-38 is damaged beyond repair and 7 damaged; P-47s claim 2-1-0 aircraft in the air and 36-0-16 on the ground, 5 P-47s are lost and 15 damaged, 5 pilots are MIA; P-51s claim 64-4-2 aircraft in the air and 21-0-20 on the ground, 12 P-51s are lost and 8 damaged; 12 pilots are MIA.
Mission 316: 5 of 5 B-17s drop 1.12 million leaflets on Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht, The Netherlands and Lille and Reims, France at 2322-2344 hours without loss.

8 B-24s are dispatched on CARPETBAGGER operations.

For further great mission details please check

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Poster of the Week

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Presidents Report

The Chapter's Motto
"Keeping the Memories Alive"

Board of Directors:
President: Pat Keeley
Vice-President: Stan Goldstein (466th BG)
Secretary: Bruce Nocera
Treasurer: Pat Keeley
Membership Manager: David Levitt

Greetings Fellow Members of Our Illustrious Chapter

Chapter Update:

I wanted to update the Chapter's membership that I have confirmed a Spring Luncheon at the Plainview LI NY Holiday Inn once again on Sunday June 2, 2019 from 11-3 with a program honoring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 6, 1944.

Please stay tuned for further updates regarding the program and a newsletter is in the mail now with updates on the Luncheon.

Please also check the Chapter's VP Stan Goldstein's recent interview posted to the right side under Previous Posts..

Taken at the National Museum of the United Stated Air Force in Dayton, Ohio at the 8th AFHS 44th Annual Reunion
October 2018

The restored Memphis Belle





I would like to thank those of you that sent in their dues and donations to help 'Keep the Memories Alive' 
I am looking forward to seeing you there..

I also wanted to update our NYS Chapter members that the NYS DMV now have a new 8th Air Force license plate.
If interested check the following:

PLEASE help support the Chapter by sending in your $15.00 2019 dues.
Remember the Officers and Board Members are volunteers and receive no salaries. Your dues are used for the Chapter expenses such as the Newsletter, Website, Luncheons and more.

The New York Southern Wing Chapter of the 8th Air Force Historical Society was founded in October 1990 and Incorporated in the County of Nassau State of New York officially on February 23rd, 1991.
Pat Keeley, President.

Please help us to 'Keep Their Memories Alive' by paying your dues

Joseph 'Pat' Keeley

Your membership is what 'Keeps the Memories Alive'
Please help support our Chapter and the 8th Air Force Historical Society

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

History Teacher a 'HERO' to the Veterans he Honored over the Years

This was on CBS Evening News April 2, 2019
Thought I would post for those that missed it.
Cheers to John !!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Airmen killed during World War II crash honored 75 years later

This was on CBS Evening News February 22, 2019
Thought I would post for those that missed it.
Cheers to Tony!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Stan Goldstein's Recent Interview

Please check below a recent interview by the Daily Freeman
with Stan Goldstein the Chatpter's Vice President.

Monday, September 24, 2018

303rd Bomb Group, Molesworth, Site 7

381st Bomb Group- Col. Jack Goodwin Interview

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Interesting Links

Below please checkout these interesting Links and the links within. One can literally spend hours here:

The Mighty Eighth Air Force and to all related Bomber Groups and interesting links
Recommended site

The Mighty Eighth Museum

Holland Museum "Wings To Victory" aircraft crash database in Holland
Recommended site now in English

A great Virginia Beach Aviation Museum

The United States Air Force Military Heritage Database

The Yankee Air Museum "Where History Flies"

The B24 Site dedicated to the men and women who flew and supported the B24 bombers. Recommended site.

The Ghostwings site "Honoring the Sacrifices of America's Veterans"

The National World War II Museum New Orleans

The U.S. Army Center of Military History

The Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading PA

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Luftwaffe-related web sites

The site where generation meets the latest generation

The American Airpower Museum located at Farmingdale New York

The National World War II Memorial in Washington DC

The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II

The U-505 Submarine in Chicago

The Memphis-Belle website exclusively authorized and maintained by the widow of Col. Robert K. Morgan

The U.S. Army Ordnance Museum in Aberdeen, Maryland

The great UK site regarding the Control Towers of times gone by

The Palm Springs Air Museum

The 94th Bomb Group a Recommended site

The 303rd Bomb Group is a recommended site

The 95th Bomb Group Memorial Foundation

The 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association

The Minnesota Chapter 

If you have a related website that you would like posted please email at 'Historian'