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VIII Air Support Command 11D

31 July 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

The is element D of VIII ASC Mission 11. It is a force of 21-B-26s from 322BG despatched to attack the German airfield at Tricqueville, France at 16:23 hours. 18 of these aircraft are effective in the attack. There are no losses but 5 aircraft are damaged. The bomber gunners claim 0-1-0 German aircraft (statistics not clear on whether his was aerial or on the ground).

Mission details

1. Great Saling, Braintree, Essex CM7, UK

Description

18 B-26s from 322BG attack the German airfield at Tricqueville, France.

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 21
Number of aircraft Effective 18
Number of aircraft Damaged 5
Enemy aircraft claimed as Probably Destroyed by Bomber Command 1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 20:52:22 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 11-May-2015. Added Mission Events, location connection, correct unit desigantion, added bomber gunner claims all based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 20:45:43 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 11-May-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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