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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 20: 2 locations are targetted: 1. 23 of 49 B-17s and 12 of 14 B-24s hit the U-boats pens at St Nazaire, France; they claim 6-8-2 Luftwaffe aircraft; 9 B-17s and 7 B-24s are damaged; 1 airman is KIA and 3 WIA. 2. 6 B-24s are dispatched to hit Maupertus Airfield at Cherbourg but abort due to cloud cover. 3. 10 B-17s fly a diversion to covert the missions above.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,