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VIII Bomber Command 153 LEAFLET DROP

12 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 Paris, Amiens and Oreleans, France. 800,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. AMIENS / ORLEANS / PARIS

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

  • Sam Saporito

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Crashed at Shipdham on the return from and operational mission to Brandenburg, GR on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-99980 'E Z Duzit'. RTD.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2015 21:06:51 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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