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VIII Air Support Command 21

16 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

The German airfield of Bernay St. Martin, France is the primary target for 36 B-26s despatched from 387BG. 31 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no claims or losses, although 2 aircraft sustain damage from anti-aircraft fire.

Mission details

1. BEAUMONT-LE-ROGER

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

323rd Bomb Group flies a diversion with B-26s, number not determined.

Units

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 33.90
Number of aircraft Sent 36
Number of aircraft Effective 29
Number of aircraft Damaged 3

2. BERNAY ST. MARTIN

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

B-26s attack Bernay St. Martin and Beaumont Le Roger Air Fields.

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 37.20
Number of aircraft Sent 36
Number of aircraft Effective 31
Number of aircraft Damaged 2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2015 18:42:36 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 17-May-2015. Added the 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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