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8th Air Force 227 LEAFLET DROP

20 February 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 200 bundles (1,000,000?) leaflets on the French cities of Tours, Nantes, Brest and Lorient. 1 aircraft is forced to abort because of aircraft mechanical failures. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. Tours, France / Nantes, France / Brest, France / Lorient, France

Description

LEAFLET DROP

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

200 bundles (1,000,000?) leaflets are dropped. 1 aircraft is forced to abort because of aircraft mechanical failures.

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...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 5
Number of aircraft Effective 4

Service

People

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2016 17:32:24 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Feb-2016. Added Mission event Note and statistics per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2016 17:27:13 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Feb-2016. Corrected missio title and number; added Mission Narrative per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:09 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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