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36 B-26s from 322BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Lille/Vendeville, France, but the target is obscured by clouds and the German airfield at Ypres/Vlamertingue, Belgium is bombed as a target of opportunity by 22 aircraft. There are no losses or claims but 23 aircraft are damaged by anti-aircraft fire.
Original primary was Lille/Vendeville but because of mechanical problems with communication equipment and bombsight in the lead plane the Ypres-Vendeville airfield is hit instead.
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...
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