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VIII Air Support Command 19B

15 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

The German airfield at Woensdrecht, Holland is the target for 36 B-26s despatched from 386th Bomb Group. The formation turns back at the Dutch coast (no reason documented in Freeman). There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. WOENSDRECHT

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Turned back at Dutch coast.

Units

  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped None
Number of aircraft Sent 36

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2015 20:33:27 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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