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VIII Air Support Command 22B

16 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known


This VIII Air Support Command is a diversion flown by 21 B-26s despatched from 323BG in support of the B-26 formations attacking the German airfields at Bernay St. Martin and Beaumont Le Roger, France. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details




Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder


Diversion for 21 and 22A force.


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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped None
Number of aircraft Sent 21
Number of aircraft Effective 21


Date Contributor Update
17 May 2015 18:52:12 Lee8thbuff Changes to description

Lee Cunningham 17-May-2015. Added the Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty EIghth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:15 AAM AAM ingest

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'.