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VIII Air Support Command 38

30 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

36 B-36s from 323BG are despatched to bomb a munitions depot at Eperlecques, France. 33 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. FORET D'EPERLECQUES

Description

MUNITION SITE

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Not yet known

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 48.75
Number of aircraft Sent 36
Number of aircraft Effective 33
Number of aircraft Damaged 14
Number of people Wounded in Action 3

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 20:20:41 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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