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8th Air Force 286 LEAFLET DROP

30 March 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

6 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 300 bundles (1,500,000?0 leaflets on the Frensch cities of Rouen, Rennes, Reims, Paris, and Amiens. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

Mission details

1. RHEIMES / AMIENS / PARIS / RENNES / ROUEN

Description

300 BUNDLES DROPPED

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

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

Units

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 6
Number of aircraft Effective 6

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2016 19:20:14 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 10-Mar-2016. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:12 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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