Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description
Mission 635: 178 P-47s and 149 P-51s are dispatched to bomb and strafe the Hannover-Bremen-Osnabruck areas and bomb Ahlhorn Airfield and the Mannheim-Kaiserslautern area, all in Germany; they claim 6-0-1 aircraft on the ground; 1 P-51 is lost and 10 damaged; 1 pilot is MIA.
Mission 636: 7 of 9 B-17s drop leaflets in France, Germany and the Netherlands during the night.
32 B-24s and C-47s are dispatched on CARPETBAGGER missions; 1 B-24 is lost.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,
Carpetbagger Casualty Report George F Bradbury , ASN# 0-699118, Navigator; of Athens, AL: KIA - MACR 9493
Alfons A De Vries , ASN# 36420245, Engineer; of Allegan Cty, MI: KIA - MACR 9493
Carl E Lee Jr, ASN# 0-758500, Co-Pilot; of Sacremento Cty, CA: KIA - MACR 9493
James G Pirtle , ASN# 39328818, Tail Gunner; of El Reno, OK: KIA - MACR 9493
Ernest B Skwara , ASN# 0-746915, Bombardier; of Cuyahoga Cty, OH: KIA - MACR 9493
James M McLaughlin , ASN# 0-690133, Pilot; of Springfield, IL: MIA - RTD following day - friendly fire incident - MACR 9493
Henry Stec , ASN# 32832390, Radio Operator; of Brooklyn, NY: WIA - MACR 9493 - does not return to Harrington