VIII Bomber Command 158 LEAFLET DROP

19 December 1943

Description

5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop leaflets on the cities of Paris, Amiens and Chartres, France. 1,000,000 leaflet are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

Mission Details

AMIENS / CHARTRES / PARIS

Description: 1,000,000 LEAFLETS DROPPED

Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes: Night leaflet drop.

Mission Statistics

  • Aircraft sent: 5
  • Aircraft effective: 5

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People

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

Aircraft

Revisions

Date26 Jul 2015 22:13:54
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-Jul-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "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'.