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The German airfields at Lille/Vendeville and Chievres, France are the intended targets of this mission. 144 B-26 from: 323BG (36); 386BG (36); 322BG (36); and 387BG (36) are depatched but the mission is abandoned because of weather. This is the last mission with VIII ASC for 322BG and 386BG. These groups will be transferred to 9th Air Force effective 16-Oct-43 and be used as tactical support for ground forces until the end of the war.
NOTE: 322BG flew 45 operations with the 8th Air Force (including recalls) in 1,386 sorties and dropped 1,119 tons of bombs. Aircraft losses were 12 MIA.
386BG flew 37 operations with the 8th Air Force (including recalls) in 1,201 sorties and dropped 904 tons of bombs. Aircraft losses were 6 MIA.
1. VENDEVILLE / CHIEVRES / LILLE
Aborted dues to haze and weather. This is the last combat mission for the 322nd Bomb Group with the 8th Air Force. They are-assignedto the 9th Air Force on 16-Oct-43 and used as tactical support for ground forces to the end of the war. They have flown 45 missions (includes recalls) in 1,386 sorties and dropped 1,119 tons of bombs with 8th Air Force. They report 12 aircraft Missing in Action (MIA) with 8th Air Force. This is the last combat mission for the 386th Bomb Group with 8th Air Force. They are-assignedto 9th Air Force on 16-Oct-43 and used as tactical support for ground forces to the end of the war. They have flown 37 missions (includes recalls) in 1,201 sorties and dropped 904 tons of bombs with 8th Air Force. They report 6 aircraft Missing in Action (MIA) with 8th Air Force. They return to the US in July 45 and inactivated 7-Nov-45.
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...
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,...
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...
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....
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