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12 Aug 1944

France
  • The Operation Frantic shuttle-bombing mission UK-USSR-Italy-UK is completed. 72 B-17s took off from bases in Italy and bombed the Toulouse-Francazal Airfield, France before flying on to England. 62 P-51s (part of the shuttle-mission force) and 43 from the UK provide escort; no aircraft are lost. ww2dbase [B-17 Flying Fortress | P-51 Mustang | Operation Frantic | Toulouse | DS]

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