National Geographic : 1942 Oct
©Compagnie Aerienne Francaise Rouen's Industrial Area was Daylight Target for the United States Bombing Raid against the Nazis Led by Brig. Gen. Ira C. Eaker, chief of the United States Bomber Command in Britain, pilots of Flying Fortresses dropped tons ofexplosives onrailroad yards and factories of this old Normandy city on August 17 (page 497). Brilliant sunlight outlined the objectives. "They carried outtheir mission nonchalantly and coolly," General Eaker reported. All returned safely.