Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Allied and Soviet Air Forces

Allied and Soviet Air Forces Please use this forum to discuss the Air Forces of the Western Allies and the Soviet Union.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 19th November 2017, 10:29
Dénes Bernád Dénes Bernád is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Hungary
Posts: 1,694
Dénes Bernád is on a distinguished road
15th USAAF bombing raid of Bulgaria, 17 Jan. 1944?

I found a victory claim against a four-engine US bomber, filed by a Bulgarian Bf 109G pilot for 17 January 1944. However, I could not find any trace of a combat mission performed by the 15th USAAF over Bulgaria that day. Can someone help me solving this minor 'puzzle'?
Thank you, in advance.
__________________
Dénes
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19th November 2017, 11:18
Frank Olynyk Frank Olynyk is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,142
Frank Olynyk is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 15th USAAF bombing raid of Bulgaria, 17 Jan. 1944?

Dénes,
Checking my MTO loss database, built for A History of the Mediterranean Air War, I do not find any 15th Air Force losses on this date, and only a F-5 photo plane loss north of Casino for the 12th AF.

Enjoy!

Frank.
__________________
Civilization is the most fragile ecology of all.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19th November 2017, 12:54
Dénes Bernád Dénes Bernád is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Hungary
Posts: 1,694
Dénes Bernád is on a distinguished road
Re: 15th USAAF bombing raid of Bulgaria, 17 Jan. 1944?

Thanks, Frank. The question is: was there a US bombing raid at all over Bulgaria on 17 January 1944? I could find no trace of it.
__________________
Dénes
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19th November 2017, 13:33
researcher111's Avatar
researcher111 researcher111 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 999
researcher111 will become famous soon enough
Re: 15th USAAF bombing raid of Bulgaria, 17 Jan. 1944?

To your question regarding Jan 17,44 mission over Bulgaria the answer is NO . However the 15th AF was on the air with 301st BG , 99th BG , 449th BG were on the air with max effort tied up in Italy bombing escorted by 3 fighter groups . The 450th missed the randezvous with the FG and had to jettison the bombs while ditching the mission . The 376th was on ground due IMC conditions . Bulgarian claims need to be carefully reviewed .

Hope that helps

Alex K

Last edited by researcher111; 20th November 2017 at 12:07.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Friendly fire WWII Brian Allied and Soviet Air Forces 786 6th October 2018 12:04
Losses of B-17's in RCM role paul peters Allied and Soviet Air Forces 4 15th February 2006 20:57
Luftwaffe Aces KIA in Normandy in 1944 Christer Bergström Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 35 13th August 2005 21:10
RAF raid on Brunswick, Jan. 14, 1944 ChrisMAg2 Allied and Soviet Air Forces 6 11th August 2005 18:35
Claims identites Adam Allied and Soviet Air Forces 3 27th May 2005 00:05


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 14:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, 12oclockhigh.net