Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description
Mission 222: 48 P-47s are dispatched to Eindhoven Airfield in the Netherlands; the primary target is overcast and 46 of 48 hit Gilze-Rijen Airfield without loss.
22d Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) based at Mount Farm, England, sends a detachment to operate from Attlebridge, England with F-5s.
General Dwight D Eisenhower establishes HQ Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF). Chief of Staff, Supreme Allied Commander (COSSAC) comes under control of SHAEF.
Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,
Notes: also VIII FC 243
Non-Combat Accident Reports
Aircraft: P-38 (#40-773). Organization: / 27ATG of . Pilot: Maloney, K A. Notes: killed in a crash due to weather. Location: South Lincs/nr England. Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5 source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-38J (#42-68191). Organization: / of Langford Lodge, Northern Ireland. Pilot: Clark, George R. Notes: take off accident. Location: Langford Lodge, Northern Ireland Ireland. Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4 source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: P-47D (#42-74669). Organization: 350FS / 353FG of Metfield, Suffolk. Pilot: Tanner, William F. Notes: landing accident. Location: Metfield, Suffolk England. Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3 source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/