8th Air Force 213 LEAFLET DROP7 February 1944
6 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 363 bundles (1,815,000?) leaflets on the Belgian cities of Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Liege, and Monceay-sur-Sambre. There are no losses or claims.
ANTWERP / BRUSSELS / GHENT / LIEGE / MONCEAU-SUR-SAMBRE
Description: 363 BUNDLES (1,815,000?) DROPPED
Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
Notes: Night leaflet drop over cities in France and Belgium by 305th Bomb Group/422nd Bomb Squadron.
- Aircraft sent: 6
- Aircraft effective: 6
Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Added connection to 422BS in Mission Event per "The Mighth Eighth War Diary", Roger A Freeman.
Lee Cunningham 4-Feb-2016. Corrected typo in title.
Lee Cunninngham 4-Feb-2016. 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'.