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VIII Air Support Command 19A

15 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

The German airfield of Ft. Rouge and St. Omer, France is the target for 36 B-26s desparched from 387th BG. This is the first bobmbing mission for 387th Bomb Group. 31 of the aircraft are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims although 18 sustain damage from anti-aircraft fire.

Mission details

1. ST OMER. FT ROUGE

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

The 387th Bomb Group (B-26) flies its first mission.

Units

  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 34.65
Number of aircraft Sent 36
Number of aircraft Effective 31
Number of aircraft Damaged 18

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2015 20:28:03 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 16-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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