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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Air Support Command Mission 47: 144 B-26s are dispatched to 4 marshaling yards in France (36 B-26s to each target); 33 hit Courtrai marshaling yard at 1756 hours; 33 hit the Lille/Deliverance marshaling yard at 1756 hours; 34 hit the Hazebrouck marshaling yard at 1831 hours; and 23 hit the St Pol marshaling yard at 1833 hours; 22 B-26s are damaged; casualties are 3 WIA.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,