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18 B-26s from 323BG are despatched to attack the German airfield at St. Omer/Ft. Rouge, France but the target is obscured by clouds and the force attacks the German airfield Longuenesse at St.Omer instead. 15 of these aircraft are effective on the target. 4 are damaged. There are no losses or claims.
1. ST OMER/LONGUENESSE
St. Omer/Ft. Rouge Air Depot was the primary but cloud cover prevented bombing. Force bombed the Longuenesse Air Field instead. A fighter sweep of the Rouen, France area supported this attack.
The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...
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