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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Air Support Command Mission 66: 2 airfields in France are targeted:

1. 72 B-26s are dispatched to Beauvais/Tille Airfield but abort due to bad weather.

2. 70 of 72 B-26s hit Evreux/Fauville Airfield at 1612 & 1614 hours; no losses or casualties. 240 P-27s sweep over NE France and Belgium and claim 2-0-0 Luftwaffe aircraft; 1 P-47 is lost and 1 damaged beyond repair; casualties are 1 MIA; and 155 P-47s sweep over N Belgium and Dutch Islands.

VIII Bomber Command Mission 99: 5 B-17s of the 422d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), join the RAF in a night attack on Hannover, Germany at 2143-2209 hours; there are no losses or casualties.

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