Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description
Mission 716: 402 fighters (47 P-47s and 355 P-51s) are dispatched to strafe oil storage depots in the Hanau and Ulm areas, airfields at Leipheim and Lechfeld, and miscellaneous ground targets in Germany; 374 actually attack; about 70 Luftwaffe fighters are encountered and the AAF claims 26-2-6 in the air and 69-0-41 on the ground; 2 P-47s and 5 P-51s are lost (pilots MIA) and 2 P-51s are damaged beyond repair.
Mission 717: 4 B-24s and 6 B-17s drop leaflets in Belgium, the Netherlands and France during the night.
HQ 92d Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy) moves from Sudbury to Bury St Edmunds, England.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,
Carpetbagger Casualty Report Henry E Salmons , ASN# 0-717148, Navigator; of Winston-Salem, NC: Non-combat death - 18 Nov 44, crash in UK, no MR
Leslie C Cazzell , ASN# 38380728, Engineer; of Amarillo, TX: Non-combat death - 18 November 1944
Frederick C Bofink , ASN# 0-822921, Co-Pilot; of Jackson, MI: Non-combat death - 18 November 1944 - No MR, crashed in UK
Frederick Lemke , ASN# 0-696381, Pilot; of Cedarburg, WI: Non-combat death - 18 November 1944 - No MR, crashed in UK
source: The Carpetbaggers http://www.801492.org/
Non-Combat Accident Reports
Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37945). Organization: 365BS / 305BG of Chelveston, Northamptonshire. Pilot: Smith, Joseph J. Notes: taxiing accident. Location: RAF Harwell England. Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4 source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/