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mandrill7
04-04-2006, 07:19 PM
I'm finishing off a 1943 Northern France campaign for the FW-190 and any help in getting accurate B-17 squads would be gratefully appreciated.

TIA!

Buzzsaw-
04-04-2006, 07:28 PM
Salute Madrill7

If you go to this site, you will find the USAAF list of missions flown in all theaters of the war, including Europe.

http://www.447bg.com/library/docs/chronology/

Many times the Squadrons and Bomb Groups are listed in the mission description. If you go back to '42, you can get the arrival times of the various units.

Cheers RAF74_Buzzsaw

xTHRUDx
04-04-2006, 09:24 PM
https://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/titleindex.htm

all the PDF's you'll need

luftluuver
04-04-2006, 09:49 PM
You don't aske for much do you Mandrill. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Freeman's 'Mighty Eigth' lists all the BGs and the dates they were assigned to the 8th.

44th - Sept 42 - B-24
92cd - Aug 42 - B-17
93rd - Spet 41 - B-24
94th - Apr 43 - B-17
95th - Apr 43 - B-17
97th - May 42 - B-17
100th - June 43 - B-17
301st - Aug 42 - B-17
302nd - Sept 42 - B-17
305th - Sept 42 - B-17
306th - Sept 42 - B-17
279th - Apr 43 - B-17
381st - May 43 - B-17
384th - May 43 - B-17
385th - Jun 43 - B-17
389th - Jun 43 - B-14
390th - Jun 43 - B-17
292nd - Jul 43 - B-24
482nd - Aug 43 - B-24

I think that is correct but it is late at night.

mandrill7
04-05-2006, 06:45 AM
thanks! More than enuff info to go on!

luftluuver
04-05-2006, 08:07 PM
Mandrill change the 303 to 303. Told you it was late. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Anyways, here are some route maps for the 303rd.
Sorry a bit fuzzy but had to reduce them to fit my host size limit.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1114844/303bg-routes2.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1114844/303bg-routes1.jpg