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VIII Air Support Command 27A

19 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

36 B-26s from 323BG are despatched to bombe the German airfield at Amiens/Glisy, France. 36 are effective on the target, but one of the aircraft is Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR) due to extensive battle damage and damage from a crash landing upon return. The 6 crewmen were OK and Returned to Duty (RTD).

Mission details

1. AMIENS/GLISY

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 52.65
Number of aircraft Sent 36
Number of aircraft Effective 36
Number of aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair 1
Number of aircraft Damaged 9
Number of people Wounded in Action 2

Service

Aircraft

  • 41-34777 Black Fury

    B-26 Marauder
    B-26C-5-MA 41-24777 "Black Fury" [WT:J] was assigned to the 323BG/456BS at Earls Colne. The aircraft was piloted by 2LT J.C. Hunt on 19-Aug-43 on VIII AIr Support Command mission 27A to attack the German airfield at Amiens/Glisy, France. The aircraft...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 18:29:57 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 24-May-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman and "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey, MBE.

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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