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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Air Support Command Missions Number 11A, 11B, 11C and 11D: The targets are 4 airfields in France:

1. 21 B-26Bs are dispatched against Merville Airfield; 20 hit the target at 1120 hours; 2 B-26s are damaged.

2. 21 B-26Bs are dispatched against Poix/Nord Airfield; 19 hit the target at 1122 hours; 1 B-26 is lost and 5 ared damaged; casualties are 7 MIA.

3. 21 B-26Bs are dispatched against Abbeville/Drucat Airfield and all hit the target at 1617 hours.

4;. 21 B-26Bs are dispatched against Tricqueville Airfield; 18 hit the target at 1623 ours; they claim 0-1-0 Luftwaffe aircraft; 5 B-26s are damaged.

Lille and Amiens, France are bombed by Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers, also fighter-escorted, in conjunction with US raids.

HQ 392d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and its 576th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) arrive at Wendling, England from the US with B-24s. They will fly their first combat mission on 6 Sep 43 and remain at this station until Jun 45.

Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,