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VIII Air Support Command 12B

2 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

21 B-26s from 386BG are despatched to bomb the airfield at St.Omer/Ft. Rouge, France. 18 are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims, although 13 B-26s sustain damage from AA fire.

Mission details

1. SAINT OMER/FORT ROUGE

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 16.45
Number of aircraft Sent 21
Number of aircraft Effective 18
Number of aircraft Damaged 13

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2015 21:22:05 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 13-May-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Dairy", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2014 22:19:44 Lee8thbuff Changes to date
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 19-Oct-2014, correction made to typographical error.

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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