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VIII Air Support Command 11E

31 July 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

This is VIII ASC mission 11E. 24 B-26s from 387BG are despatched to fly a diversion for the other B-26s attacking airfields in VIII ASC mission 11. No losses or claims.

Mission details

1. POIX/ NORD

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Not yet known

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

Tonnage dropped 8.40
Number of aircraft Sent 21
Number of aircraft Effective 19
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 1
Number of aircraft Damaged 5
Number of people Killed In Action 4
Number of people Prisoners of War 3

2. Chipping Ongar, Ongar, Essex CM5, UK

Description

DIVERSION

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

Number of aircraft Sent 24
Number of aircraft Effective 24

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 21:10:16 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 11-May-2015. Added Mission desigantion to description.

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 21:03:11 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 11-May-2015 Corrected mission title to 11E, added mission event details and statistics all per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 20:59:42 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 11-May-2015

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 20:57:14 Lee8thbuff Created event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 11-May-2015. Added Mission Narrative, corrected mission description added statistics per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 20:35:22 Lee8thbuff Changes to name
Sources

Lee Cunningham 11-May-2015. Flagged as DUPLICATE caused by space between mission number and alpha designation.

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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