Skip to main content
Edit entry 

ABBEVILLE/DRUCAT (12 July 1942)

12 July 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

6 A-20 Boston III are borrowed from 226 Squadron RAF and flown by American pilots of the 8th Air Force, 15th Bombardment Squadron to attack the German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France.

Mission details

1. Abbeville/ Drucat

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

A-20 Havoc

Notes

6 Boston (A-20s), borrowed from RAF 15th Bomb Squadron, with 8th Air Force crews are despatched to attack the airfield at Abbeville, France. All 6 hit the target, but two are damaged. No casualties. The 15th Bomb Squadron stands down after this mission to prepare their own A-20 Bostons which are ex-RAF machines. They will fly their first mission under 8th Air Force control on 5-Sep-42, dispatching 12 aircraft.

Units

  • 15th Bomb Squadron

    15th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    The 15th Bomb Squadron flew five light bombing missions in DB-7 A-20 Bostons from the UK before being reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force at Mediouna, Algeria from 15-Oct-1942 to 1-Oct-1943. They were later absorbed by the 47th Bomb Group.

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 6
Number of aircraft Effective 6
Number of aircraft Damaged 2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2014 23:07:54 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 19-Oct-43 "Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:14 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'.

Share