VIII Air Support Command 22A

16 August 1943

Description

The German airfield of Beaumont Le Roger, France is the primary target for 36 B-26s from 322BG. 29 are effective on this target. Another 3 attack the German airfield at Conches, France as a target of opportunity. There are no losses or claims, although 3 aircraft sustain damage from anti-aircraft fire.

Mission Details

CONCHES

Description: AIRFIELD

Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 3.60
  • Aircraft sent: 3
  • Aircraft effective: 3

Revisions

Date17 May 2015 18:47:19
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'.