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VIII Air Support Command 25B

18 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

36 B-25s from 386BG are despatched to bombe the German airfield at Woensdrecht, Holland. 32 aircraft are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims, but 8 aircraft are damaged by anti-aircraft fire.

Mission details

1. WOENSDRECHT

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 37.50
Number of aircraft Sent 36
Number of aircraft Effective 32
Number of aircraft Damaged 8

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 17:21:34 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 24-May-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:15 AAM AAM ingest
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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