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VIII Bomber Command 152 LEAFLET DROP

11 December 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop leaflets on the cities of Leval, Rennes, Le Mans, and Nantes, France. 800,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. LAVAL / LE MANS / NANTES / RENNES

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

Service

People

  • Thomas Reilly

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    4 MAR 44 BERLIN. CPT

Aircraft

  • 41-24561 The Duchess, "Sure Stuff"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-T] Bangor 10/9/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; 59m transferred 1 Base Air Depot (sic),* Burtonwood 7/7/44; Returned to the USA Altus 18/8/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 14/8/45. Over...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2015 21:04:17 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 24-Jul-2015. Corrected typos in Mission Narrative.

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2015 16:53:15 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 24-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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