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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 827: In Germany, 124 of 127 B-24s attack the Dulmen oil depot using Micro H; 1 B-24 hits the Lochern road junction using H2X; no losses. Escorting are 50 of 51 P-51s without loss.

Other fighter missions are:

1. 48 of 51 P-51s hit the Celle/Uelzen railroad without loss.

2. 183 of 192 P-51s make a sweep over NW Germany; 1 P-51 is lost (pilot MIA).

3. 7 of 11 P-51s escort photo reconnaissance aircraft over Germany without loss.

4. 8 P-51s fly a scouting mission without loss.

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