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The mission is a special night operation desgined to test Oboe equipment. 1 B-17 from 482BG is selected for the operation. The aircraft is despatched to Rees, Germany and drops 2 2000lb general purpose bombs and a 1000lb photoflash bomb. There are no losses or claims.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Special night operation OBOE TEST. Emmerich was the primary but Ress was hit as a Target of Opportunity. Tonnage includes one each 1,000lb Photoflash.
The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...
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