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VIII Air Support Command 69

24 September 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

The German airfield of Evereux/Fauville is the target for a combined force of 72 B-26s from 366BG (36) and 387BG (36). 71 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no losses, but 4 aircrft are damaged. The bomber gunners claim 0-1-0 of German aircraft in the air.

Mission details

1. EVREUX/FAUVILLE (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 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...

  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 99.08
Number of aircraft Sent 72
Number of aircraft Effective 71
Number of aircraft Damaged 4
Enemy aircraft claimed as Probably Destroyed by Bomber Command 1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 16:44:26 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Jun-2015. Added bomber gunner claims on enemy aircraft to statistics per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 16:43:28 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-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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