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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Air Support Command Missions 76, 77 and 78:

1. 36 B-26s are dispatched to the Lille/Vendeveille Airfield in France but weather prevents their hitting the target.

2. 131 of 144 B-26s dispatched to Amsterdam/Schiphol (71 aircraft), Woensdrecht (34 aircraft) and Haamstede (26 aircraft) Airfields in the Netherlands hit their targets at 1120-1136 hours; 47 B-26s are damaged. 3. 72 B-26s are dispatched to Beauvais/Tille Airfield, France; 63 hit the target at 1724-1727 hours; 1 B-26 is lost and 27 damaged. Total casualties for all missions are 5 WIA.

The 153d Liaison Squadron, 67th Observation Group, transfers from Keevil to Membury, England with A-20s and L-4s.

The 328th, 329th, 330th and 409th Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy), 93d Bombardment Group (Heavy), cease operating from Oudna, Tunisia and return to their base at Hardwick, England with B-24s.

The 564th, 565th, 566th and 567th Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy), 389th Bombardment Group (Heavy), cease operating from Massicault, Tunisia and return to their base at Hethel, England with B-24s.

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