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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Bomber Command Mission 164: 23 V-weapon sites in the Pas de Calais area of France are hit. 478 of 526 B-17s 192 of 196 B-24s hit the targets at 1330-1510 hours; 2 B-24s are damaged beyond repair and 85 B-17s are damaged; casualties are 4 WIA. This is the largest number of aircraft carrying out attacks of any Eighth Air Force mission to date and the first of its major strikes against missile sites. The heavies are escorted by 40 P-38s, 459 P-47s and 42 Ninth Air Force P-51s; 2 P-38s are damaged beyond repair and 2 P-51s are damaged; no casualties.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,