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VIII Air Support Command 9

29 July 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

21 B-26s from 323BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield of Ft. Rouge, France. 19 are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims, but 8 aircraft receive damage from anit-aircraft fire. The mission is escorted by RAF Spirfires.

Mission details

1.

Description

DIVERSION

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Diversion for St. Omer raid.

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 20
Number of aircraft Effective 20
Number of aircraft Damaged 1

2. SAINT OMER/ FORT ROUGE

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 10.05
Number of aircraft Sent 21
Number of aircraft Effective 19
Number of aircraft Damaged 4

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2015 18:05:58 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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