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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

351 of 382 B-17s and 69 of 120 B-24s hit the I G Farben Industrie plant at Ludwigshafen, Germany; they claim 30-6-17 Luftwaffe aircraft; 5 B-17s and 17 B-24s are lost, 2 B-17s and 2 B-24s are damaged beyond repair and 104 B-17s and 18 B-24s are damaged; casualties are 14 KIA, 13 WIA and 121 MIA. 71 P-38s, 463 P-47s and 37 Ninth Air Force P-51s escort; they claim 7-0-3 Luftwaffe aircraft; 1 P-38 and 5 P-47s are lost and 1 P-47 is damaged; casualties are 6 MIA.

Mission 179: During the evening, 5 B-17s drop 1.08 million leaflets on Paris, Chartres, Caen and Evreux, France without loss.

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