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VIII Air Support Command 7

28 July 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

18 B-26s from 323BG are despatched to bomb the Tricqueville airfield, but the mission is recalled when the bombers faile to rendevous with the fighter escort. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. TRICQUEVILLE

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Mission recalled when fighter escort misses rendezvous.

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 None
Number of aircraft Sent 18
Number of aircraft Effective 18

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2015 19:21:05 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-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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