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8th Air Force 213 LEAFLET DROP

7 February 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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.

Mission details

1. 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.

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 6
Number of aircraft Effective 6

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2016 17:41:18 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Added connection to 422BS in Mission Event per "The Mighth Eighth War Diary", Roger A Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2016 22:05:22 Lee8thbuff Changes to name
Sources

Lee Cunningham 4-Feb-2016. Corrected typo in title.

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2016 22:04:11 Lee8thbuff Changes to name, date and description
Sources

Lee Cunninngham 4-Feb-2016. Added Mission Narrative per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:17 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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