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VIII Air Support Command 33A

24 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

An unknown number of B-26s are despatched to fly a diversion for the B-17s attacking the German airfield of Bordeaux/Merignac, France. No information in source data concerning exactly what Bomb Groups participated of the number sent.

Mission details

1.

Description

DIVERSION

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Diversion flown in support of VIII Bomber Command mission 86. Number despatched not available in source data.

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

Number of aircraft Sent 72

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2015 19:33:36 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-May-2015. Added Mission Narrative added 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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