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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Bomber Command Mission No. 47: 79 B-17s and 24 B-24s are dispatched against the Rouen-Sotteville, France marshaling yard. The B-24s are recalled at 1245 due to bad weather; 70 B-17s drop 209 tons of bombs on the target at 1249-1250 hours. We claim 5-4-1; we lose 1 B-17 and 9 others are damaged; casualties are 2 WIA and 10 MIA.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,