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VIII Bomber Command 99 with RAF

22 September 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are dispatched to accompany an RAF night attack on Hannover, Germany. All 5 are effective on the target. There are no losses or claims

Mission details

1. HANNOVER (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL AREA

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

5 B-17 of 305th Bomb Group/422SQD join RAF in night raid.

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 15.00
Number of aircraft Sent 5
Number of aircraft Effective 5

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 June 2015 20:09:03 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 27-Jun-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:18 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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