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VIII Bomber Command 133 LEAFLET DROP

18 November 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night mission to drop leaflets on Paris, Orleans; Chartres, Rennes and Le Mans, France. 980,00 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. PARIS

Description

980,000 LEAFLETS DROPPED

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Night leaflet drop.

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 5
Number of aircraft Effective 5

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-30772

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-R] Kimbolton 31/8/43; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-V] Bassingbourn 23/9/43; Missing in Action Anklam 9/10/43 with Tom Walsh, Co-pilot: Chas Hull, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2015 22:02:34 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 10-Jul-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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