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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Air Support Command Missions 61 and 62: 3 installations in France are targeted:

1. 25 of 72 B-26s hit the Beauvais/Tille Airfield; 12 B-26s are damaged.

2. 18 B-26s dispatched to the Rouen marshaling yard and 72 B-26s dispatched to the Beaumont le Roger Airfield are recalled because of failure to rendezvous with fighter escort and bad weather, respectively.

The 328th, 329th, 330th and 409th Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy), 93d Bombardment Group (Heavy), based at Hardwick, England begin operating from Oudna, Tunisia 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,