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VIII Air Support Command 8

29 July 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

18 B-26s from 323BG are despatched to attack German airfields at Amsterdam (Schipol) and at St. Omer. Roger A. Freeman claims that none of these were effective on the target but also has them dropping 56 300lb general purpose bombs. Based on the bomb total it appears that all 18 were effective on the target. There were no losses or claims in this group. The mission was escorted by RAF Spitfires.

Mission details

1. AMSTERDAM/SCHIPOL

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Mission aborted due to navigational error, but aircraft hit Targets of Opportunity. This mission and VIII Air Support Command 9 escorted by 12 Squadrons of RAF Spitfires.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 8.40
Number of aircraft Sent 18
Number of aircraft Effective 18

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2015 18:00:58 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 10-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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