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VIII Air Support Command 18

12 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

A force of 35 B-26s from 323BG is despatched to bomb the German airfield of Poix/Nord, France. This mission is recalled because of a mix-up with the fighter escort. Recalled over the English Channel. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. POIX/ NORD

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

323rd Bomb Group was recalled over the English Channel.

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 None

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2015 17:33:48 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-May-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty EIghth War Dairy", 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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