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VIII Bomber Command 142 SPECIAL OPERATION

29 November 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

1 B-17 from 482BG is despatched on a special operation to Emmerich, Germany and drops 2 2000lb general purpose bombs and a 1000lb Photoflash. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. EMMERICH

Description

INDUSTRIAL AREA

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

1 B-17 drops two 2000lb bombs and one each 1,000lb Photoflash on city.

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
14 July 2015 21:12:32 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 14-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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