8th Air Force 184 LEAFLET DROP

14 January 1944

Description

4 B-17s from 303BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 840,000 leaflets on the French cities of Amiens, Lille, Cambrai and St. Omer. There are no losses or claims.

Mission Details

ST. OMER / AMIENS / CAMBRAI / LILLE

Description: 840,000 LEAFLETS DROPPED

Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes: Nigh leaflet drop by 305th Bomb Group/422nd Bomb Squadron

Mission Statistics

  • Aircraft sent: 4
  • Aircraft effective: 4

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

Revisions

Date8 Jan 2016 20:06:54
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016 Typo correction.

Date8 Jan 2016 20:05:24
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Corrected Mission Title and added Detailed Description per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:43:16
ContributorAAM
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'.