Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description
VIII Air Support Command Mission 56: Two locations in France are targeted:
1. 20 B-26s are dispatched to the Rouen power station; 19 hit the secondary target, the shipyard at Le Trait at 1704 hours, when the primary target is obscured by clouds; 14 B-26s are damaged; casualties are 1 WIA.
2. 35 B-26s are dispatched to Beaumont le Roger Airfield; 32 hit the target at 1756 hours; 1 B-26 is damaged beyond repair; casualties are 4 KIA.
HQ 92d Bombardment Group (Heavy) transfers from Alconbury to Podington, England. The group will remain at this station until Jun 45.
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: B-26C (#41-34709). Organization: 453BS / 323BG of Earls Colne, Essex. Pilot: Stern, Arnold (NMI). Notes: killed in crash landing. Location: Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk England. Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5 source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/