Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description
Mission 15: 107 bombers are dispatched to hit submarine bases and an airfield in France; 3 bombers are lost: 1. 66 B-7s and 24 B-24s are dispatched to hit the U-boat pens at Lorient/Keroman; clouds prevent all but 15 B-17s from bombing from 17,500 feet (5,334 m), 5,000 to 10,000 feet (1,524 to 3,048 m) lower than usual; 36 Fw 190s intercept and shoot down 3 B-17s. 2. 8 of 17 B-17s hit Cherbourg Airfield; they claim 10-4-3 aircraft without loss.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,
Non-Combat Accident Reports
Aircraft: Spitfire Vb (#AR-404). Organization: 2FS / 52FG of Goxhill, Lincolshire. Pilot: Boughton, Edwin M. Notes: crashed belly landing. Location: 2 mi S of RAF Goxhill, Lincolnshire, England England. Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5 source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: Spitfire Vb (#W-3264). Organization: 2FS / 52FG of Goxhill, Lincolshire. Pilot: Lynn, Miles R Jr. Notes: unknown. Location: Goxhill, Lincolshire England. Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3 source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/