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8th Air Force 232 LEAFLET DROP

23 February 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000?) leaflets on the French cities of REnnes, Le Mans, Chartres, Lille, and Orleans. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. CHARTRES / LE MANS / LILLE / ORLEANS / RENNES

Description

250 BUNDLES DROPPED

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Night drop of leaflets on French cities by 305th Bomb Group/422nd Bomb Squadron.

Units

  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

  • 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...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped Not Applicable
Number of aircraft Sent 5
Number of aircraft Effective 5

Service

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2016 22:10:33 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 10-Feb-2016. Added Mission Narrative per "The Mighty EIghth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:10 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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