VIII Air Support Command 33B

24 August 1943


An unknown number of B-26s are despatched to fly a diversion for the B-17s attacking the German airfield of Bordeaux/Merignac, France. No information in source data concerning exactly what Bomb Groups participated of the number sent.

Mission Details

Description: DIVERSION

Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder

Notes: Diversion flown in support of VIII Bomber Command mission 86. Number despatched not available in source data.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Aircraft sent: 21


Date25 May 2015 19:31:49

Lee Cunningham 25-May-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:43:15

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'.