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VIII Air Support Command 14

4 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

The shipyards at Le Trait, France (on the Seine River) is the target for 36 B-26s from 322BG for this mission. 33 are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. LE TRAIT

Description

SHIP YARDS

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

B-26s attack SHIP YARDS at Le Triat, France.

Units

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 40.00
Number of aircraft Sent 36
Number of aircraft Effective 33

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2015 18:30:03 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 14-May-2015. Corrected typo on target in Event Details.

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2015 18:28:24 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 14-May-2015. Added Mission Narrative base 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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