Description: In the last week of February 1944 the USAAF 8th AF started an offensive against the German warplane industry, later known as the 'Big Week' offensive. On Sunday February 20th, the USAAF launches an attacks on German aircraft plants and airfields. For the first time, over 1,000 bombers are dispatched. Despite bad weather the following, the 8th AF launched another heavy attack on the German war industry. Mission 228 of February 21th: 3 areas in Germany are targetted with the loss of 16 bombers and 5 fighters.