VIII Air Support Command 6

28 July 1943

Object Number - UPL 55326 - Smoke rises into the sky as bombs burst at enemy installations at Zeebrugge, Belgium. 28 July 1943.

Description

18 B-26s from 323BG are despatched to bomb the cocke ovens as Zeebrugge, Holland. 17 are effective on the target. 3 are damaged. No losses of claims.

Mission Details

Description: DIVERSION

Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder

Notes: Diversion towards Holland for Zeebrugge raid.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: None
  • Aircraft sent: 18
  • Aircraft effective: 18

ZEEBRUGGE

Description: STEEL WORKS - COKE OVENS

Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder

Notes: No fighter escort for this mission.

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

Mission Statistics

  • Tonnage Dropped: 16.50
  • Aircraft sent: 18
  • Aircraft effective: 17
  • Aircraft damaged: 3

Revisions

Date9 May 2015 19:17:15
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-May-2015. Added 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'.

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