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VIII Bomber Command 128 SPECIAL OPERATION

11 November 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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.

Mission details

1. EMMERICH/REES

Description

INDUSTRIAL AREA

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

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.

Units

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 1.50
Number of aircraft Sent 1
Number of aircraft Effective 1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2015 18:54:53 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Jul-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:16 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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