VIII Air Support Command 21

16 August 1943

Description

The German airfield of Bernay St. Martin, France is the primary target for 36 B-26s despatched from 387BG. 31 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no claims or losses, although 2 aircraft sustain damage from anti-aircraft fire.

Mission Details

BEAUMONT-LE-ROGER

Description: AIRFIELD

Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder

Notes: 323rd Bomb Group flies a diversion with B-26s, number not determined.

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 33.90
  • Aircraft sent: 36
  • Aircraft effective: 29
  • Aircraft damaged: 3

BERNAY ST. MARTIN

Description: AIRFIELD

Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder

Notes: B-26s attack Bernay St. Martin and Beaumont Le Roger Air Fields.

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 37.20
  • Aircraft sent: 36
  • Aircraft effective: 31
  • Aircraft damaged: 2

Revisions

Date17 May 2015 18:42:36
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 17-May-2015. Added the Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty EIghth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:43:15
ContributorAAM
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'.