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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Bomber Command Mission No. 44: 78 B-17s of the 1st Bombardment Wing are dispatched against the Rouen-Sotteville marshaling yard. Due to bad weather, the aircraft are recalled before they leave England. 28 B-24s of the 2d Bombardment Wing are dispatched on a diversionary mission over the North Sea but are also recalled.

The 506th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) with B-24s arrives at Shipdham, England from the U.S.

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