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VIII Air Support Command 27B

19 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

36 B-26s from 387BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Poix/Nord, France. 35 are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims, but 1 is damaged.

Mission details

1. POIX/ NORD

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Not yet known

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 52.50
Number of aircraft Sent 36
Number of aircraft Effective 35
Number of aircraft Damaged 1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 18:32:43 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 24-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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