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VIII Bomber Command 163 SPECIAL OPERATION

22 December 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

1 B-17 from 482BG is despatched on a special night operation (Oboe test) to Cologne, Germany. 2 2000lb general prupose bombs and 1 1000lb Photoflash are dropped at 2020hrs. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. COLOGNE

Description

OBOE TEST

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

OBOE TEST one B-11 drops two 2000lb bombs on city.

Units

  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

Mission Statistics

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2015 20:41:14 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 27-Jul-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eight 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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