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8th Air Force 278 LEAFLET DROP

24 March 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000?) leaflets on Tours and Lorient, France and Brussels, Charleroi and Antwerp, Belgium. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

Mission details

1. CHARLEROI / ANTWERP / BRUSSELS / LORIENT / TOURS

Description

250 BUNDLES DROPPED

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Night leaflet drop on cities in France and Belgium by 305th Bomb Group/422nd Bomb Squadron.

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

Number of aircraft Sent 5
Number of aircraft Effective 5

Service

People

  • Joseph Booth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2016 17:44:28 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 6-May-2016. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:12 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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