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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Air Support Command Missions 69 & 70: 2 airfields in France are targeted.

1. 71 of 72 B-26s hit Evreux/Fauville Airfield at 1150 hours; they claim 0-1-0 Luftwaffe aircraft; 4 B-26s are damaged.

2. 66 of 72 B-26s hit Beauvais/Tille Airfield at 1602-1603 hours; they claim 1-0-0 Luftwaffe aircraft; 17 B-26s are damaged.

HQ 20th Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy) transfers from Horsham St Faith to Hethel, England.

HQ 386th Bombardment Group (Medium) and its 552d, 553d, 554th and 555th Bombardment Squadrons (Medium) transfer from Boxted to Great Dunmow, England with B-26s.

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