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VIII Air Support Command 02

17 July 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

This second mission by 16 B-26s from 323BG is a diversion flown in the Cayeux area of France. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. CAYEUX

Description

DIVERSION MISSION

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

DIVERSION

Units

  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 16
Number of aircraft Effective 16

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 18:24:40 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-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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