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VIII Bomber Command Mission 131. Two targets in Norway are hit with the loss of 2 bombers.

1. 130 of 189 B-17s hit the industrial area at Knaben at 1133-1238 hours; they claim 2-0-4 Luftwaffe aircraft; 1 B-17 is lost and 7 damaged; casualties are 1 WIA and 10 MIA.

2. 147 of 160 B-17s hit the industrial area at Rjukan at 1143-1145 hours; 1 B-17 is lost and 1 damaged beyond repair; casualties are 2 KIA and 10 MIA.

3. 29 of 39 B-24s hit the industrial area at Rjukan at 1204-1212 hours; 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,