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VIII Air Support Command 68

23 September 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

A combined force of 72 B-26s from 323BG (36) and 385BG (36) are despatched to bomb the German airfield of Beauvais/Tille, France. 69 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims but 10 aircraft are damaged.

Mission details

1. BEAUVAIS/TILLE

Description

AIRFIELD

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,...

  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 99.00
Number of aircraft Sent 72
Number of aircraft Effective 69
Number of aircraft Damaged 10

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2015 19:43:35 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 28-Jun-2015. Added Mission Description 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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