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VIII Air Support Command 26 PHOTO RECCE

18 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

2 A-20s are despatched from 67th Reconnaissance Group on their first mission to conduct photographic reconnaissance over Lannion and the Brest Penninsula of France. The A-20s are escorted by Spitfires from RAF 610 Squadron. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. LANNION / BREST

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

A-20 Havoc

Notes

67th Reconnaissance Group (A-20) first mission. Escorted by RAF Spitfires from 610 Squadron

Units

  • 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    The four Squadrons of the 67th Recon Group (12th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 107th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 109th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron and 153rd Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron)...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 2
Number of aircraft Effective 2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 17:27:14 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 24-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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