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VIII Air Support Command 36B

27 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

21 B-26s from 322BG are despatched to bomb the power station at Rouen, France, but the none of the aircraft are able to attack the target because of cloud cover. On aircraft is so damaged by anti-aircraft fire that it has to be ditched in the sea NW of Rouen-5POW 1EVD. The bomber gunners claim 1-8-5 of enemy aircraft.

Mission details

1. ROUEN

Description

POWER PLANT

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Mission aborted due to bad weather and stiff fighter opposition.

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 21
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 1
Number of people Wounded in Action 2
Number of people Evaded 1
Number of people Prisoners of War 5
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 19:02:33 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 19:01:12 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 27-May-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eight 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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