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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

Major General Carl Spaatz is informed that Operation ROUNDUP (plans for the invasion of Western Europe) has been put off until Spring 1943. This postponement is due to a decision to mount Operation TORCH (plan for Allied landings in North and Northwest Africa in Nov 42), which will necessitate the diversion of large numbers of aircraft earlier slated for the 8th Air Force in the UK.Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,

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Mission "Strategic Operations"
Operation ROUNDUP postponed
June 23, 1942

Primary source for mission statistics: Mighty Eighth War Diary by Roger A. Freeman