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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

The VIII Fighter Command becomes independent of Royal Air Force (RAF) operational control. All fighter groups are placed under control of the 4th Air Defense Wing.

The 4th and 19th Antisubmarine Squadrons (Heavy), AAF Antisubmarine Command arrive at St Eval, England from Newfoundland with B-24s.

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

Mission Reports

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: B-26C (#41-34858).
Organization: 453BS / 323BG of Earls Colne, Essex.
Pilot: Rucker, William W.
Notes: lost at sea.
Location: Earls Colne, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: L-4B (#43-708).
Organization: 87TPS / 27TPG of .
Pilot: Hausner, Sigmund E.
Notes: forced landing due to engine failure.
Location: Warton, Lancashire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Mission Stats (Targets, Aircraft, Casualties, etc.)

Mission "Strategic Operations"
Units arrive in UK
June 30, 1943

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