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Anthony Derouard

Anthony Derouard is a French footballer who plays as a forward for Sablé FC. He is a France youth international having earned caps at under-19 level. Born in Sablé, Derouard made his professional debut with Le Mans on 21 December 2010 in a league match against Vannes appearing as a substitute in a 1–0 defeat. In October 2013, he joined US Luzenac. In September 2015, he joined CA Bastia. In August 2017, Derouard was one of four new signings announced by SC Bastia, which had played in Ligue 1 in the 2016–17 season but dropped to the fifth-tier Championnat National 3 after filing bankruptcy, he joined from league rivals Sablé FC. Anthony Derouard – French league stats at LFP Anthony Derouard at Soccerway

771st Bombardment Squadron

The 771st Bombardment Squadron is a former United States Army Air Forces unit. The squadron was activated in 1943, became one of the earliest Boeing B-29 Superfortress units, it moved to the China Burma India Theater in April 1944 and participated in the first attack on the Japanese Home Islands since the 1942 Doolittle Raid in June 1944. In August 1944, it earned a Distinguished Unit Citation, it was inactivated on 12 October 1944, when the Army Air Forces reorganized its heavy bomber groups to consist of three, rather than four squadrons. The squadron was first activated on 1 July 1943 at Smoky Hill Army Air Field, Kansas as one of the four original squadrons of the 462d Bombardment Group, was intended to be one of the first units to fly the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. However, no B-29s were available to equip the squadron, it moved to Kansas at the end of the month. At Walker, it received its initial cadre from elements of the 40th Bombardment Group and began to fly a mix of Martin B-26 Marauders and Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses.

The squadron trained with the B-29 at Walker until March 1944, when it departed for its first overseas base, Piardoba Airfield, India. Once all elements of the 462d Group had arrived at Piardoba in June, the squadron became part of Twentieth Air Force, which reported directly to Headquarters, Army Air Forces, bypassing theater command; the squadron's bombers were used to airlift supplies over the Hump to forward bases in China to one at Chengtu Air Base, which would serve as its primary forward base. It flew its first combat mission, an attack on targets in Bangkok, Thailand on 5 June 1944. Ten days the squadron took part in the first attack on the Japanese Home Islands since the 1942 Doolittle Raid. Attacks on Japan required staging through forward bases in China, it took twelve flights by the bombers to transport enough fuel and munitions to the forward bases to prepare for one attack sortie; this limited attacks on Japan to one in ten days. However, the squadron attacked iron plants, aircraft factories, naval installations, transportation centers and other targets in Japan.

The squadron attacked targets in Burma, China and Indonesia. In August 1944, operating from a staging base in Ceylon, it mined the Musi River in Sumatra. On 20 August, the squadron attacked iron and steel works in Yawata, Japan in a daylight raid for which it earned its first Distinguished Unit Citation; the Army Air Forces decided to reorganize its heavy bombardment groups. Although it increased the number of aircraft assigned to each squadron, it reduced the number of squadrons in the group from four to three; the 771st Squadron was inactivated in this reorganization, with most of its crews and planes being distributed to the other three squadrons of the 462d Group. Constituted 771st Bombardment Squadron on 19 May 1943Activated on 1 July 1943 Redesignated 771st Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy on November 1943 Inactivated on 12 October 1944 462d Bombardment Group, 1 July 1943 – 12 October 1944 Smoky Hill Army Air Field, Kansas, 1 July 1943 Walker Army Air Field, Kansas, 28 July 1943 – c. 12 March 1944 Piardoba Airfield, India, c. 16 April–12 October 1944 Martin B-26 Marauder, 1943 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1943–1944 Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1944 List of B-29 Superfortress operators B-17 Flying Fortress units of the United States Army Air Forces List of Martin B-26 Marauder operators Explanatory notes Citations This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

Maurer, Maurer, ed.. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-02-1. LCCN 61060979. Retrieved 17 December 2016. Maurer, Maurer, ed.. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556