VIII Air Support Command 19A15 August 1943
The German airfield of Ft. Rouge and St. Omer, France is the target for 36 B-26s desparched from 387th BG. This is the first bobmbing mission for 387th Bomb Group. 31 of the aircraft are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims although 18 sustain damage from anti-aircraft fire.
ST OMER. FT ROUGE
Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
Notes: The 387th Bomb Group (B-26) flies its first mission.
- Tonnage Dropped: 34.65
- Aircraft sent: 36
- Aircraft effective: 31
- Aircraft damaged: 18
From "Lt. Joseph D McIntyre USAAF European Theater of Operation June 1943-October 1944" provided by Tully McIntyre, son of Joseph D. McIntyre.
“Mighty Eighth War Diary”, by Roger A. Freeman.
Lee Cunningham 16-May-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.
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'.