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VIII Air Support Command 34B

25 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

36 B-26s from 322BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield at Tricqueville, France late in the afternoon - 1834 hrs. There are no losses but 2 aircraft are damaged. The bomber gunners claim 1-8-5 on German aircraft.

Mission details

1. TRIQUEVILLE

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Not yet known

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 44.25
Number of aircraft Sent 36
Number of aircraft Effective 31
Number of aircraft Damaged 2
Enemy aircraft claimed as Destroyed by Bomber Command 1
Enemy aircraft claimed as Probably Destroyed by Bomber Command 8
Enemy aircraft claimed as Damaged by Bomber Command 5

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 18:35:15 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 27-May-2015. Added bomber gunner claims to statistics per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 18:33:53 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 27-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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