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VIII Air Support Command 3

25 July 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

18 B-26s are despatched from 323BG to attack the coke ovens at Ghent, Belgium. 13 of this force are effective on the target. Ther are no losses or claims. The force was escorted by Spitfires of the RAF.

Mission details

1. GHENT

Description

COKE OVENS

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Escorted by RAF fighters. Sweep by 8th Air Force.

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 16.00
Number of aircraft Sent 18
Number of aircraft Effective 13
Number of aircraft Damaged 6

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 19:08:19 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-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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