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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Bomber Command Mission 151: 437 of 490 B-17s and 86 of 93 B-24s hit the industrial area at Emden, Germany at 1220-1312 hours; they claim 86-22-23 Luftwaffe aircraft; 15 B-17s and 2 B-24s are lost, 1 B-17 is damaged beyond repair and 120 B-17s and 18 B-24s are damaged; casualties are 2 KIA, 20 WIA and 185 MIA. This mission is escorted by 31 P-38s, 313 P-47s and 44 Ninth Air Force P-51s; they claim 21-0-7 Luftwaffe aircraft; 3 P-47s and 1 P-51 are lost; 1 P-47 and 1 P-51 are damaged beyond repair and 3 P-47s are damaged; casualties are 1 KIA and 4 MIA.

VIII Bomber Command Mission 152: 4 of 4 B-17s drop 800,000 leaflets on Laval, Rennes, Le Mans and Nantes, France at 2026-2039 hours; no casualties.

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