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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Mission 691: 382 bombers and 217 fighters are dispatched on PFF attacks on marshaling yards in Germany; 3 bombers and 2 fighters are lost.

1. 184 of 192 B-17s hit the marshaling yard at Hamm; 1 other hits a target of opportunity; 1 B-17 is damaged beyond repair and 42 damaged. Escort is provided by 93 of 105 P-51s without loss.

2. 178 of 190 B-17s hit the marshaling yard at Munster; 3 B-17s are lost, 1 damaged beyond repair and 96 damaged; 12 airmen are WIA and 29 MIA. Escort is provided by 106 of 112 P-51s; 2 P-51s are lost (pilots MIA).

Mission 692: 3 B-17s and 6 B-24s drop leaflets in France, the Netherlands and Germany during the night.

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