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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

55 B-17s in Italy on the USSR shuttle mission join Fifteenth AF bombers in bombing marshaling yards at Arad, Rumania; 38 P-51s of the VIII Fighter Command, also on the shuttle run, fly escort on the mission.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,