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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Bomber Command Mission Number 69: 191 B-17s are dispatched against the locks and submarine pens at Saint-Nazaire, France; 158 hit the target between 1655 and 1713 hours local; we claim 28-6-8 Luftwaffe aircraft; we lose 8 B-17s and 57 others are damaged; casualties are 3 KIA, 14 WIA and 50 MIA. 50 other B-17s are dispatched against Beaumont-le-Roger Airfield; 43 bomb the target between 1736 and 1740 hours local; 6 B-17s are damaged.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,