8th Air Force 186 LEAFLET DROP20 January 1944
5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 980,000 leaflets of the French cities of Lille, Brest, Caen and Chartres. There are no losses or claims but one aircraft has to abort the sortie because of aircraft mechanical failures.
BREST / CAEN / CHARTRES / LILLE
Description: 960,000 LEAFLETS DROPPED
Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
Notes: Nigh leaflet drop by 305th Bomb Group/422nd Bomb Squadron
- Aircraft sent: 5
- Aircraft effective: 4
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Lee Cunningham 10-Jan-2016. Corrected title and added Mission Narrative per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman
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'.