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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 203: 74 of 74 B-24s hit V-weapon site construction at St. Pol/Siracourt, France; 2 aircraft are damaged beyond repair; no losses. The B-24s are escorted by 114 P-47s.

Mission 204: 70 of 75 P-47 fighter-bombers, escorted by 47 P-38s and 87 P-47s bomb Gilze-Rijen Airfield, The Netherlands; they claim 13-1-1 Luftwaffe aircraft; 6 P-38s are lost, 1 P-38 is damaged beyond repair and 2 P-47s damaged; casualties are 1 WIA and 6 MIA.

Transfers in England: HQ 357th Fighter Group and 362d Fighter Squadron from Raydon to Leiston with P-51s (first mission is 11 Feb); HQ 358th Fighter Group and 367th Fighter Squadron from Leiston to Raydon with P-47s and is reassigned to the Ninth Air Force on 1 Feb.

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