VIII Air Support Command 5

27 July 1943


18 B-26s from 323BG are despatched to attack the Tricqueville airfield in France. 17 are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims.

Mission Details


Description: AIRFIELD

Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder

Private First Class Barbara O'Brien of the Womens Army Corps, paints the nose of a B-26 Marauder (YU-Y. serial number 41-34982) nicknamed "Jolly Roger" of the 323rd Bomb Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publcation 4 Dec 1943.' [stamp] and '295589.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'W.A.C.S. on duty at a Bomber Station. Associated Press Photo shows:- Pfc: Barbara O'Brien painting the Jolly Roger on the nose of a Marauder with the crew looking on.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 18.00
  • Aircraft sent: 18
  • Aircraft effective: 17


Date9 May 2015 18:52:26

Lee Cunningham 9-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'.