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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 635: 178 P-47s and 149 P-51s are dispatched to bomb and strafe the Hannover-Bremen-Osnabruck areas and bomb Ahlhorn Airfield and the Mannheim-Kaiserslautern area, all in Germany; they claim 6-0-1 aircraft on the ground; 1 P-51 is lost and 10 damaged; 1 pilot is MIA.

Mission 636: 7 of 9 B-17s drop leaflets in France, Germany and the Netherlands during the night.

32 B-24s and C-47s are dispatched on CARPETBAGGER missions; 1 B-24 is lost.

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