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MISSION # 1 – TOURS, FRANCE – 5 – FEB.
MISSION # 2 – SIRACOURT, FRANCE – 6 FEB.
MISSION # 3 GILZE-RIJEN, HOLLAND – 10 FEB.
MISSION # 4 – HAMBURES, FRANCE – 11 FEB.
MISSION # 5 – SIRACOURT, FRANCE – 13 FEB.
MISSION # 6 – SIRACOURT, FRANCE – 15 FEB.
MISSION # 7 – BRUNSWICK, GERMANY – 20 FEB.
MISSION # 8 – ACHMER, GERMANY – 21 FEB.
MISSION # 9 – GOTHA, GERMANY – 22 FEB.
MISSION # 10 – GOTHA, GERMANY – 24 FEB.
MISSION # 131 - ZWISCHENAHN, GERMANY – 15 AUG.
MISSION # 132 – DESSAU, FRANCE – 16 AUG.
MISSION # 133 - METZ GERMANY – 18 AUG.
MISSION # 134 – BRUNSWICK, GERMANY – 24AUG.
MISSION # 135 – WISMAR, GERMANY – 25 AUG.
MISSION # 135 – LA LOUVIERE, FRANCE – 25 AUG.
MISSION # 137 – EMMERICH, GERMANY – 26 AUG.
MISSION # 138 – BASDORF, GERMANY – 27 AUG.
MISSION # 139 – FLERS, FRANCE – 30 AUG.
MISSION # 140 – KARLSRUHE, GERMANY – 5 SEPT.
Aircraft Lost - 0 / Crew Lost - 0 Aircraft Lost -
MISSION # 11 – FURTH, GERMANY – 25 FEB.
MISSION # 12 – ORANIENBURG, GERMANY – 3 MAR.
MISSION # 13 – CAZAUX, FRANCE – 5 MAR.
MISSION # 14 – BERLIN, GERMANY – 6 MAR.
MISSION # 15 – BERLIN, GERMANY – 8 MAR.
MISSION # 16 – BRANDENBURG, GERMANY – 9 MAR.
MISSION # 17 – (PONTHION DOMART), FRANCE – 13 MAR.
MISSION #18 - BRUNSWICK, GERMANY - 15 Mar.
MISSION # 19 – FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – 16 MAR.
MISSION # 20 FRIEDRICHAFEN, GERMANY – 18 MAR.
MISSION # 141 – KARLSRUHE, GERMANY – 8 SEPT.
MISSION # 142 – MAINZ, GERMANY – 9 SEPT.
MISSION # 143 – ULM, GERMANY – 10 SEPT.
MISSION # 144 – MISBURG, GERMANY – 11 SEPT.
MISSION # 145 – WEISENHORN, GERMANY – 13 SEPT.
MISSION # 146 – KOBLENZ, GERMANY – 21 SEPT.
MISSION # 147 – KASSEL, GERMANY – 22 SEPT.
MISSION # 148 – KOBLENZ, GERMANY – 25 SEPT.
MISSION # 149 – HAMM, GERMANY – 26 SEPT.
MISSION # 150 – KASSEL, GERMANY – 27 SEPT.
Aircraft Lost - 8 / Crew Lost - 48 Aircraft Lost -
MISSION # 21 – FRANKFURT, GERMANY – 20 MAR.
MISSION # 22 – BASDORF, GERMANY – 22 MAR.
MISSION # 23 – HANDORF, GERMANY – 23 MAR.
MISSION # 24 – NANCY, FRANCE – 24 MAR.
MISSION # 25 – DOMART, FRANCE – 26 MAR.
MISSION # 26 – PAU, FRANCE – 27 MAR.
MISSION # 27 – LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY – 1 APR.
MISSION # 28 – BRUNSWICK, GERMANY – 8 APR.
MISSION # 29 – TUTOW, GERMANY – 9 APR.
MISSION # 30 – TOURS, FRANCE – 10 APR.
MISSION # 151 – KASSEL, GERMANY – 28 SEPT.
MISSION # 152 – HAMM, GERMANY – 30 SEPT.
MISSION # 153 – HAMM, GERMANY – 2 OCT.
MISSION # 154 – LACHEN/SPEYERSBURG, GERMANY – 3 OCT.
MISSION # 155 – RHEINE, GERMANY – 5 OCT.
MISSION # 156 – GLINDE, GERMANY – 6 OCT.
MISSION # 157 – KASSEL, GERMANY – 7 OCT.
MISSION # 158 – KOBLENZ, GERMANY – 9 OCT.
MISSION # 159 – OSNABRUCK GERMANY – 12 OCT.
MISSION # 160 – KAISERLAUTERN, GERMANY – 14 OCT.
Aircraft Lost - 9 / Crew Lost - 57 Aircraft Lost -
MISSION # 31 – OSCHERSLEBEN, GERMANY – 11 APR.
MISSION # 32 – ZWICKAU, GERMANY – 12 APR.
MISSION # 33 – 0BERPFAFFENHAFEN,GERMANY – 13 APR.
MISSION # 34 – RATHENOW, GERMANY – 18. APR.
MISSION # 35 – PADERBORN, GERMANY – 19 APR.
MISSION # 36 – WIZERNES, GERMANY – 20 APR.
MISSION # 37 – HAMM, GERMANY – 22 APR.
MISSION # 38 - GABLINGEN, GERMANY – 24 APR.
MISSION # 39 – MANNHEIM, GERMANY – 25 APR.
MISSION # 40 – GUTERSLOH, GERMANY – 26 APR.
MISSION # 161 – COLOGNE, GERMANY – 14 OCT.
MISSION # 162 – REINHOLZ, GERMANY – 15 OCT.
MISSION # 163 – COLOGNE, GERMANY – 17 OCT.
MISSION # 164 – LEVERKUBEN, GERMANY – 18 OCT.
MISSION # 165 – MAINZ, GERMANY – 19 OCT.
MISSION # 166 – GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – 22 OCT.
MISSION # 167 – HAMM, GERMANY – 25 OCT.
MISSION # 168 – NEUMUNSTER, GERMANY – 25 OCT.
MISSION # 169 – MINDEN, GERMANY – 26 OCT.
MISSION # 170 – CUXHAVEN, GERMANY – 30 OCT.
 Aircraft Lost - 3 / Crew Lost - 5 Aircraft Lost -  
MISSION # 41 – MARQUISE\HIDREQUENT, FRANCE – 27 APR.
MISSION # 42 - BLAINVILLE, FRANCE – 27 APR.
MISSION # 43 – BERLIN, GERMANY – 29 APR.
MISSION # 44 – SIRACOURT, FRANCE – 30 APR.
MISSION # 45 – WATTEN, FRANCE – 1 MAY
MISSION # 46 – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – 1 MAY
MISSION # 47 – SIRACOURT, FRANCE – 2 MAY
MISSION # 48 – OSNABRUCK, GERMANY – 7 MAY
MISSION # 49 – BRUNSWICK, GERMANY – 8 MAY
MISSION # 50 – FLORENNES, BELGIUM – 9 MAY
MISSION # 171 – GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – 1 NOV.
MISSION # 172 – CASTROP-RAUXAL, GERMANY – 2 NOV.
MISSION # 173 – GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – 4 NOV.
MISSION # 174 – KARLSRUHE, GERMANY – 5 NOV.
MISSION # 175 – MINDEN, GERMANY – 6 NOV.
MISSION # 176 – RHEINE, GERMANY – 8 NOV.
MISSION # 177 – METZ, GERMANY – 9 NOV.
MISSION # 178 – HANAU/LANGENDIEBACH – 10 NOV.
MISSION # 179 – BOTTROP, GERMANY – 11 NOV.
MISSION # 180 – HAMBURG, GERMANY – 21 NOV.
Aircraft Lost - 8 / Crew Lost - 46 Aircraft Lost -
MISSION # 51 – BELFORT, FRANCE – 11 MAY
MISSION # 52 – ZEITZ, GERMANY – 12 MAY
MISSION # 53 – TUTOW, GERMANY – 13 MAY
MISSION # 54 – SIRACOURT, FRANCE – 15 MAY
MISSION # 55 – BRUNSWICK, GERMANY – 19 MAY
MISSION # 56 – REIMS, FRANCE – 20 MAY
MISSION # 57 – SIRACOURT, FRANCE – 22 MAY
MISSION # 58 – ORLEANS, FRANCE – 23 MAY
MISSION # 59 – ORLY, FRANCE – 24 MAY
MISSION # 60 – TROYES, FRANCE – 25 MAY
Mission # 181 – BINGEN, GERMANY – 25 NOV.
MISSION # 182 – BIELEFELD, GERMANY – 26 NOV.
MISSION # 183 – ALTENBAKEN, GERMANY – 29 NOV.
MISSION # 184 – HAMBURG, GERMANY – 30 NOV.
MISSION # 185 – NEBRA, GERMANY – 4 DEC.
MISSION # 186 – MINDEN, GERMANY – 6 DEC.
MISSION # 187 – BINGEN, GERMANY – 10 DEC.
MISSION # 188 – HANAU, GERMANY – 11 DEC.
MISSION # 189 – HANAU, GERMANY – 12 DEC.
MISSION # 190 – BITBURG, GERMANY – 19 DEC.
Aircraft Lost - 0 / Crew Lost - 0   Aircraft Lost -    
MISSION # 61 – SAARBRUCKEN, GERMANY – 27 MAY
MISSION # 62 – MERSEBURG, GERMANY – 28 MAY
MISSION # 63 – POLITZ, GERMANY – 29 MAY
MISSION # 64 – OLDENBURG, GERMANY – 30 MAY
MISSION # 65 – LUMES, FRANCE – 31 MAY
MISSION # 66 – ST. AUBIN, FRANCE – 2 JUNE
MISSION # 67 – BERCK, FRANCE – 3 JUNE
MISSION # 68 – ROMERANTIN, FRANCE – 4 JUNE
MISSION # 69 – ST. LAURENT, FRANCE – 6 JUNE
MISSION # 70 – ST. LO, FRANCE - 6 JUNE
MISSION # 191 – JUNKERATH, GERMANY – 23 DEC.
MISSION # 192 – MAYEN, GERMANY – 24 DEC.
MISSION # 193 – NEUNKIRCHEN & HAMBURG, GERMANY – 28 DEC.
MISSION # 194 – REMAGEN, GERMANY – 29 DEC.
MISSION # 195 – EUSKIRCHEN, GERMANY – 30 DEC.
MISSION # 196 – KOBLENZ, GERMANY – 31 DEC.
MISSION # 197 – REMAGEN, GERMANY – 1 JAN.
MISSION # 198 – KOBLENZ, GERMANY – 2 JAN.
MISSION # 199 – HAMBURG, GERMANY – 3 JAN.
MISSION # 200 – SOBERNHEIM & NEUSTADT, GERMANY – 5 JAN.
Aircraft Lost - 0 / Crew Lost - 0 Aircraft Lost -
MISSION # 71 – CAEN, FRANCE - 6 JUNE
MISSION # 72 – COUTANCES, FRANCE - 6 JUNE
MISSION # 73 – ARGENTAN, FRANCE – 7 JUNE
MISSION # 74 – FLERS, FRANCE – 8 JUNE
MISSION # 75 – BOULOGNE, FRANCE - 10 JUNE
MISSION # 76 – DREUX, FRANCE – 10 JUNE
MISSION # 77 – LE PORT BOULET, FRANCE - 11 JUNE
MISSION # 78 – CORMEILLES, FRANCE – 11 JUNE
MISSION # 79 – MONTFORT, FRANCE - 12 JUNE
MISSION # 80 – CONCHES, FRANCE - 12 JUNE
"1945"
MISSION # 201 – ZWIEBRUCKEN, GERMANY – 7 JAN.
MISSION # 202 – STEINBRUCK, GERMANY – 10 JAN.
MISSION # 203 – RUDESHEIM, GERMANY – 13 JAN.
MISSION # 204 – EHMEN, GERMANY – 14 JAN.
MISSION # 205 – REUTLINGEN, GERMANY – 15 JAN.
MISSION # 206 – MAGDEBURG, GERMANY – 16 JAN.
MISSION # 207 – HEILBRUNN, GERMANY – 21 JAN.
MISSION # 208 – DORTMUND, GERMANY – 28 JAN.
MISSION # 209 – HAMM, GERMANY – 29 JAN.
Aircraft Lost - 0 / Crew Lost - 0  Aircraft Lost -
MISSIONS # 81 – VICONTE, FRANCE – 13 JUNE
MISSIONS # 82 – MONTFORT, FRANCE – 13 JUNE
MISSION # 83 – CHATEAUDUN, FRANCE – 14 JUNE
MISSION # 84 – LE PORT BOULET, FRANCE – 15 JUNE
MISSION # 85 – HAMBURG, GERMANY – 18 JUNE
MISSIONS # 86 – FIENVILLERS, FRANCE – 19 JUNE
MISSIONS # 87 – FIENVILLERS, FRANCE – 19 JUNE
MISSION # 88 POLITZ, GERMANY – 20 JUNE
MISSION # 89 – FIENVILLERS, FRANCE – 20 JUNE
MISSION # 90 – ST. MARTIN L’ MORTIER, FRANCE – 20 JUNE
MISSION # 210 – BERLIN, GERMANY – 31 JAN.
MISSION # 211 – MAGDEBURG, GERMANY – 3 FEB.
MISSION # 212 – MAGDEBURG, GERMANY – 6 FEB.
MISSION # 213 – MAGDEBURG – GERMANY – 9 FEB.
MISSION # 214 – DULMEN, GERMANY – 11 FEB.
MISSION # 215 – MAGDEBURG, GERMANY – 14 FEB.
MISSION # 216 – MAGDEBURG, GERMANY – 15 FEB.
MISSION # 217 – BURGSTEINFURT, GERMANY – 16 FEB.
MISSION # 218 – JUNGENTHAL, GERMANY – 19 FEB.
MISSION # 219 – NUREMBURG, GERMANY – 21 FEB.
Aircraft Lost - 1 / Crew Lost - 0 Aircraft Lost -
MISSION # 91 – BERLIN, GERMANY – 21 JUNE
MISSION # 92 – JUVENCOURT, FRANCE – 23 JUNE
MISSION # 93 – BRETIGNY, FRANCE - 24 JUNE
 MISSION # 94 – PONT-A-VENDIN, FRANCE – 24 JUNE
MISSION # 95 – BEUVRY, FRANCE – 25 JUNE
MISSION # 96 – BUC, FRANCE – 25 JUNE
MISSION # 97 – SAARBRUCKEN, GERMANY – 28 JUNE
MISSION # 98 – KOTHEN, GERMANY – 29 JUNE
MISSION # 99 – RENASCURE, FRANCE – 2 JULY
MISSION # 100 – L’ISLE ADAM, FRANCE – 5 JULY
MISSION # 220 – HALBERSTADT & VIENENBURG, GERMANY – 22 FEB.
MISSION # 221 – PADERBORN, GERMANY – 23 FEB.
MISSION # 222 – LENTE, GERMANY – 24 FEB.
MISSION # 223 – GIEBELSTADT, GERMANY – 25 FEB.
MISSION # 224 – BERLIN, GERMANY – 26 FEB.
MISSION # 225 – HALLE, GERMANY – 27 FEB.
MISSION # 226 – ARNSBURG, GERMANY – 28 FEB.
MISSION # 227 – INGOLSTADT, GERMANY – 1 MAR.
MISSION # 228 – MAGDEBURG, GERMANY – 2 MAR.
MISSION # 229 – MAGDEBURG, GERMANY – 3 MAR.
 Aircraft Lost - 3 / Crew Lost - 16 Aircraft Lost -
MISSION # 101 – BELLOY-SUR-SOME, FRANCE – 6 JULY
MISSION # - 102 – HALLE, GERMANY – 7 JULY
MISSION # 103 – JUSSY, FRANCE – 8 JULY
MISSION # 104 – MUNICH, GERMANY – 11 JULY
MISSION # 105 – MUNICH, GERMANY – 12 JULY
MISSION # 106 – SAARBRUCKEN, GERMANY – 13 JULY
MISSION # 107 – SAARBRUCKEN, GERMANY – 16 JULY
MISSION # 108 – BELFORT, FRANCE – 17 JULY
MISSION # 109 – CAEN, FRANCE – 18 JULY
MISSION # 110 – LAIPHEIM, GERMANY – 19 JULY
MISSION # 230 – GIEBELSTADT, GERMANY – 5 MAR.
MISSION # 231 – HARBURG, GERMANY – 6 MAR.
MISSION # 232 – SOEST, GERMANY – 7 MAR.
MISSION # 233 – SIEGEN, GERMANY – 8 MAR.
MISSION # 234 – MUNSTER, GERMANY – 9 MAR.
MISSION # 235 – PADERBORN, GERMANY – 10 MAR.
MISSION # 236 – KEIL, GERMANY – 11 MAR.
MISSION # 237 – WETZLAR, GERMANY – 12 MAR.
MISSION # 238 – GERDELEGEN, GERMANY – 15 MAR.
MISSION # 239 – MUNSTER, GERMANY – 17 MAR.
    Aircraft Lost - 2 / Crew Lost - 8 Aircraft Lost -
MISSION # 111 – GOTHA, GERMANY – 20 JULY
MISSION # 112 – MUNICH, GERMANY – 21JULY
MISSION # 113 – ST. LO, FRANCE – 24 JULY
MISSION # 114 – ST. LO, FRANCE – 25 JULY
MISSION # 115 – PARIS, FRANCE – 28 JULY
MISSION # 116 – BREMEN, GERMANY – 29 JULY
MISSION # - 117 – LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY – 31 JULY
MISSION # 118 – MONTEREAU, FRANCE – 1 AUG.
MISSION # 119 – NEUVEY, FRANCE – 2 AUG.
MISSION # 120 – PARIS, FRANCE – 3 AUG.
MISSION # 240 – BERLIN, GERMANY – 18 MAR.
MISSION # 241 – NEUBERG & BAUMENHEIM, GERMANY – 19 MAR.
MISSION # 242 – HEMMINGSTEDT, GERMANY – 20 MAR.
MISSION # 243 – ACHMER, GERMANY – 21 MAR.
MISSION # 244 – ESSEN, GERMANY – 21 MAR.
MISSION # 245 – GIEBELSTADT, GERMANY – 22 MAR.
MISSION # 246 – MUNSTER GERMANY – 23 MAR.
MISSION # 247 – WESEL, GERMANY – 24 MAR.
MISSION # 248 – STORMEDE, GERMANY – 24 MAR.
MISSION # 249 – EHMEN, GERMANY – 25 MAR.
Aircraft Lost - 2 / Crew Lost - 15 Aircraft Lost -
MISSION # 121 – SCHWERIN, GERMANY – 4 AUG.
MISSION # 122 – MONT LOUIS FERME, FRANCE – 4 AUG.
MISSION # 123 – BRUNSWICK, GERMANY – 5 AUG.
MISSION # 124 – HAMBURG, GERMANY – 6 AUG.
MISSION # 125 – FREVENT, FRANCE – 7 AUG.
MISSION # 126 – BOIS ST PIERRE AND AVESNES, FRANCE – 8 AUG.
MISSION # 127 – STRASBOURG, FRANCE – 9 AUG.
MISSION # 128 – STRASBOURG, FRANCE – 11 AUG.
MISSION # 129 - I'LE DE CEZEMBRE, FRANCE – 13 AUG.
MISSION # 130 - ANIZY LE CHATEAU, FRANCE – 14 AUG.
MISSION # 250 – WILHELMSHAVEN, GERMANY – 30 MAR.
MISSION # 251 – BRUNSWICK, GERMANY – 31 MAR.
MISSION # 252 – WESENDORF, GERMANY – 4 APR.
MISSION # 253 - EGER, CZECHOSLOVAKIA – 5 APR.
MISSION # 254 – HALLE, GERMANY – 6 APR.
MISSION # 255 – DUNEBERG, GERMANY – 7 APR.
MISSION # 256 – FURTH, GERMANY – 8 APR.
MISSION # 257 – MEMMINGEN, GERMANY – 9 APR.
MISSION # 258 – RECHLIN & WITTENBERGE – 10 APR.
MISSION # 259 – AMBERG, GERMANY – 11 APR.
Aircraft Lost - 0 / Crew Lost - 0 Aircraft Lost -




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