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The railroad marshalling yards at Abbeville, France are the target for 21 B-26s despatched from 323rd Bomb Group. The attack is conducted at 1933 hrs (near sunset). 19 of the aircraft are effective in attacking the target. There are no losses or claims, although 9 are damage and one airman is wounded.
The 323rd Bomb Group (B-26) flies its first mission. They accidently drop a 1000GP bomb in a field two miles south of Redhill, England - no injuries, but frightened cows.
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,...
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