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VIII Air Support Command 30B

22 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

36 B-26s from 322BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield Poix/Nord in France. The mission was recalled when the bomber fomration were unable to rendezvous with the RAF Spitfire fighter escort. No claims or losses.

Mission details

1. POIX/ NORD

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Mission recalled when fighter escort rendezvous is missed with RAF Spitfires.

Units

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped None
Number of aircraft Sent 36

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2015 17:19:41 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-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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