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VIII Bomber Command 147 LEAFLET DROP

3 December 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop leaflets on Rouen, Lille and Paris, France. 800,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. LILLY / PARIS / ROUEN

Description

800,000 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 4
Number of aircraft Effective 4

2.

Description

COMMUNIQUE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Air Chief Marshall, Sir Charles S. Portal, RAF, sends a note to the CCS that contends that OPERATION POINT BLANK, the CBO's operation against the Luftwaffe and the German aircraft industry , is 3 months behind in relationship to the tentatve date for OPERATION OVERLORD, the overall plan for the invastion of Eastern Europe, which had been tentatively set for 1 May-44. This causes more pressure on the 8AF to destroy industrial plants that support the German aircraft industry.

Mission Statistics

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 July 2015 18:44:43 Lee8thbuff Created event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 23-Jul-2015 Added Communique event to Mission Details per the "USAAF Combat Chronology", Jack McKillop.

Date Contributor Update
23 July 2015 18:32:36 Lee8thbuff Changes to name, date and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 23-Jul-2015. Added Mission Narrative per "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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