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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Bomber Command Mission No. 43: 80 B-17s of the 1st Bombardment Wing are dispatched against the marshaling yard at Amiens, France; 44 bomb the marshaling yard while 31 hit targets of opportunity. A total of 223.5 tons of bombs are dropped between 1515-1517 hours local. We claim 2 enemy fighters destroyed and 2 damaged; 11 B-17s are damaged and 6 men WIA. Sixteen B-24s of the 2d Bombardment Wing fly a diversion without loss.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,