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VIII Air Support Command 11B

31 July 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

This is element B of VIII ASC Mission #11. 21 B-26s from 322BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Poix/Nord, France. 19 are effecive on the target. One B-26 Failed to Return (FTR)-4KIA 1POW 2EVD.

Mission details

1. Poix-du-Nord, France

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 14.26
Number of aircraft Sent 21
Number of aircraft Effective 19
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 1
Number of aircraft Damaged 5
Number of people Killed In Action 4
Number of people Evaded 2
Number of people Prisoners of War 1
Enemy aircraft claimed as Probably Destroyed by Bomber Command 1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2015 21:19:34 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 12-May-2015. Corrected typo in description.

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2015 21:18:28 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 12-May-2015 Corrected target location and statistics per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2015 21:14:49 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 12-May-2015. Correct title to 11B and added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2015 21:06:09 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 12-May-2015. Added bomber gunner claims to statistics per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2015 21:05:01 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 12-May-2015. Corrected Mission Title to 11D to correspond to target already ingested; added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2014 23:30:46 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and date
Sources

Lee Cunningham 19-Oct-2014 Correction to typographical error of mission date.

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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