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8th Air Force 175 LEAFLET DROP

4 January 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

305BG/422BS despatches 4 B-17s to drop 800,000 leaflets on the French cities of Orleans, Lorient, Rouen and Tours in a night operation.

Mission details

1. LORIENT / ORLEANS / ROUEN / Tours, France

Description

800,000 LEAFLETS DROPPED

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 4
Number of aircraft Effective 4

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2015 20:44:08 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Feb-2015. Added Squadron connection. Source same as previous.

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2015 20:42:01 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Feb-2015. Added Tours map location to leaflet drop per 'The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2015 20:39:59 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Feb-2015. Added Mission Description based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2015 20:35:52 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Feb-2015. Corrected Title to 8th Air Force 175 Leaflet drop per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:16 AAM AAM ingest
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'.

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