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Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description

VIII Bomber Command Mission 125: 2 B-17s drop 312,000 leaflets over Paris at 0038-0042 hours.Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History,

Mission Reports

Non-Combat Accident Reports

Aircraft: B-17F* (#42-3553).
Organization: 339BS / 96BG of Snetterton Heath, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hargett, Paul H.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Snetterton Heath/ 3mi SW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39809).
Organization: / of Langford Lodge, Northern Ireland.
Pilot: Frye, Earl T.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Langford Lodge, Northern Ireland Ireland.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Mission Stats (Targets, Aircraft, Casualties, etc.)

Mission "8th AF Bomber Command Mission 125"
Night leaflet operation France
November 08, 1943

Primary source for mission statistics: Mighty Eighth War Diary by Roger A. Freeman
 
Aircraft
Sent
Aircraft
Effective
Bomb TonnageEnemy
Aircraft
X-P-D
Enemy
Aircraft
(on gnd)
X-P-D
USAAF
Aircraft
X-E-D
USAAF
Personnel
KIA-WIA-MIA
Notes
220.00-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-0312,000 leaflets
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Mission Targets

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PARIS, FRANCE
Leaflet drop
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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
422BS
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)
Aircraft Losses

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1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
3RD BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
OTHER (IX AF, HQ, etc)