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VIII Air Support Command 76

3 October 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

The German airifield of Lille/Vendeville, France is the primary target for a formation of 36 B-26s from: 323BG (18) and 386BG (18). Weather and cloud cover prevent bombing and all aircraft return without bombing. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. LILLE/VENDEVILLE

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Bad weather and cloud cover prevents target acquisition.

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 0.00
Number of aircraft Sent 36
Number of aircraft Effective 0

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2015 18:43:55 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 2-Jul-2014. 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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