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VIII Bomber Command Mission No. 46: 76 B-17s and 26 B-24s are dispatched against the U-boat yards at Wilhelmshaven, Germany; 69 B-17s and 15 B-24s drop 224 tons of bombs on the target at 1501-1510 hours local. We claim 28-9-9; we lose 1 B-17 and 2 B-24s; 12 B-17s and 10 B-24s are damaged; casualties are 1 KIA, 18 WIA and 32 MIA.

The 452d Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 322d Bombardment Group (Medium) with B-26s transfers from Rattlesden to Rougham, England.

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