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MISSION NARRATIVES

The 457th Bomb Group flew her first mission on February 21st 1944. One year and two months later they flew mission 235…their last combat mission.

A total of 336 members lost their lives and many more were wounded in action. 236 targets were hit in European countries like Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and France.

Below you will find the mission narratives of all missions flown by the 457th Bomb Group. We like to thank mister James Bass for allowing us to use the mission narratives who are published in his book trilogy ‘Faith Accompli I, II and III‘. These books contain a lot of information about the 457th Bomb Group.

If you have any information, stories, documents or photo material please contact the webmaster.

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MISSION NO. 1Gutersloh-Lippstadt, Germany21 February 1944
MISSION NO. 2Oscherleben, Germany22 February 1944
MISSION NO. 3Schweinfurt, Germany24 February 1944
MISSION NO. 4Augsburg, Germany25 February 1944
MISSION NO. 5Frankfurt, Germany2 March 1944
MISSION NO. 6Berlin, Germany3 March 1944
MISSION NO. 7Berlin, Germany4 March 1944
MISSION NO. 8Berlin, Germany6 March 1944
MISSION NO. 9Berlin, Germany8 March 1944
MISSION NO. 10Oranienburg, Germany9 March 1944
MISSION NO. 11Munster, Germany11 March 1944
MISSION NO. 12Vac-Queriette, France13 March 1944
MISSION NO. 13Lechfeld, Germany16 March 1944
MISSION NO. 14Lansberg am Lec, Germany18 March 1944
MISSION NO. 15Watton, France19 March 1944
MISSION NO. 16Frankfurt, Germany20 March 1944
MISSION NO. 17Oranienburg, Germany22 March 1944
MISSION NO. 18Lippstadt, Germany23 March 1944
MISSION NO. 19Schweinfurt, Germany24 March 1944
MISSION NO. 20Watton, France26 March 1944
MISSION NO. 21Tours, France27 March 1944
MISSION NO. 22Waggum, Germany29 March 1944
MISSION NO. 23Gydnia, Poland9 April 1944
MISSION NO. 24Brussels-Melsbroek, Belgium10 April 1944
MISSION NO. 25Sorau, Germany11 April 1944
Mission 26Coming Soon!Coming Soon!
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MISSION NO. 55Oscherleben, Germany30 May 1944
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Mission 126Osnabruck, GermanySeptember 26th 1944
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