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The German airfield of Beauvais/Tille is the target for a combined force of 72 B-26s despatched from: 322BG (36) and 387BG (36). 65 are effective on the target. There are no losses, but 1 aircraft sustains damage over the target and crashlands at Chipping Ongar on return. The Engineer baled out and was captured 1POW 5RTD. 23 other aircraft are damaged. The bomber gunners claim 4-6-4 of attacking German aircraft.
1. BEAUVAIS/TILLE (Primary)
1 from 387th Bomb Group crash-land s at base 2RTD, but four parachuted over enemy territory and are Missing in Action (MIA).
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...
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Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 387th Bomb Group
Prisoner of War (POW). Baled out on Sept. 27, 1943 returning from mission to Beauvais/ Tille airfield in B-26B 41-31666 'Wuneach'. The was hit by flak over target then attacked by fighters just before the coast setting the bomb bay on fire. The other 5...
Military | Colonel | Pilot | 387th Bomb Group
Crash landed at Chipping Ongar 27-Sep-43 returning from mission to Beauvais/Tille airfield in B-26B 41-31666 'Wuneach'. The aircraft was hit by flak over target then attacked by fighters before the coast setting the bomb bay on fire. The Engineer baled...
B-26B-15-MA 41-31666 was assigned to the 387BG/558BS at Chipping Ongar, UK. On 27-Sep-43 the Bomb Group was despatched on a mission to bomb the German airfield at Beauvaus/Tille, France. The aircraft was hit by flak over the target and later on...