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This mission of VIII Air Support Command was conducted with two elements and designated as mission 11A and 11B both of which had the German airfield of Ft. Rouge at St. Omer, France as the target. The "A" element is a formation of 36 B-26s despatched from 386BG. Could cover on the target prevented bombing. There are no losses or claims in this element, although 4 aircraft are damaged by anti-aircraft fire.
1. ST OMER/FT ROUGE
Clouds prevented bombing. One B-26-B is lost over France to friendly fire from a Spitfire when it was misidentified by the fighter pilot. Tail number 41-31634, MACR 164. This was not included in the loss total for this mission. 6Killed in Action (KIA)
The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...
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