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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Bomber Command Mission 106: 349 B-17s are dispatched to the industrial area of Emden, Germany; led by 2 B-17 pathfinders, 339 hit the target at 1557-1603 hours; they claim 15-6-12 Luftwaffe aircraft; 2 B-17s are lost and 34 damaged; casualties are 2 WIA and 21 MIA. The B-17s are escorted by 227 P-47s who claim 5-3-1 Luftwaffe aircraft; 1 P-47 is damaged. In addition to the above, 21 B-24s are dispatched to Woensdrecht Airfield, The Netherlands; the target is obscured by clouds and the mission is aborted.

VIII Air Support Command Mission 75: 72 B-26s are dispatched to the St Omer/Longuenesse Airfield in France; because of cloud cover, only 6 hit the target at 1715 hours; the remainder refrain from bombing because the target is in occupied territory; 12 B-26s are damaged; casualties are 1 KIA and 4 WIA.

VIII Bomber Command Mission 107: 2 B-17s join the Royal Air Force (RAF) in a night mission to Munich; 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,