8th Air Force 186 LEAFLET DROP

20 January 1944

Description

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.

Mission Details

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

Mission Statistics

  • Aircraft sent: 5
  • 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

Date10 Jan 2016 21:25:12
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 10-Jan-2016. Corrected title and added Mission Narrative 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'.