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5 B-17s from 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group are despatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000?) of leaflets on the French cities of Caen, Amiens, Rouen, Chartres and Rennes. There are no losses or claims.
1. AMEINS / CAEN / CHARTRES / RENNES / ROUEN
250 BUNDLES DROPPED
B-17 Flying Fortress
Night leaflet drop on French cities by 305th Bomb Group/422nd Bomb Squadron.
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...
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