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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Air Support Command Mission 57: 108 B-26s are dispatched to the Woenisdrecht Airfield in the Netherlands and Lille/Nord Airfield in France; they are recalled due to weather; 18 B-26s are damaged; casualties are 3 WIA.

HQ 2d Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy) transfers from Old Catton to Hethel, England and HQ 20th Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy) transfers from Cheddington to Horsham St Faith, England.

HQ 55th Fighter Group and its 38th, 338th and 343d Fighter Squadrons arrive at Nuthampstead, England from the US with P-38s. The group will fly its first combat mission on 15 Oct.

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