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|Aerial pictures of some missions flown by the 381st Bomb Group, 8th Air Fleet USAAF||11/01/2005||659|
|Aerial pictures of some missions flown by the 381st Bomb Group, 8th Air Fleet USAAF||11/01/2005||635|
|This photo was taken from the camera pit in Thunderbird on March 28, 1944. The target was an airfield at Dijon, France. Bomb strikes can be seen in one area of buildings. A following group of fortresses wiped out the next group of buildings, while a third group demolished the third group of buildings. The airfield was completely destroyed.||09/26/2007||804|
|On 19.09.1944 at 15:03 119 B17 of 447th Bomb Group (mission: #146) dropped 244,3 tons of bombs on the marschalling yard Koblenz-Mosel and the Rhine bridges. A railroad AA-gun was also destroyed. The air raid caused 144 deads and 133 injured people.|
About 40 years later a plaque was installed in the city to commemorate the victims of the bomb war.
|Hvidsten group (Danish: Hvidstengruppen) was a Danish resistance group during World War II. Its name stems from an inn called Hvidsten Kro between Randers and Mariager in Jutland where it was formed. It started in 1943 and existed until 1944 when its members were arrested by the Gestapo. The identity of its members had been revealed by a captured British agent who under torture had revealed wha...||08/09/2009||235|
|The 456th Bomb Group (Heavy) was an air combat unit of the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War. A "heavy bombardment group," the 456th operated B-24 Liberator aircraft and was known unofficially as "Steed's Flying Colts," after its commander. |
The 456th Bomb Group flew 249 bombing missions from Italy while assigned to the Fifteenth Air Fo...
|100th Bomb Group|
13th Combat Wing
3rd Air Division
|Home of the 487th Bomb Group (H) from 22. Sep. 1943 to 7. Nov. 1945. |
The group flew both the B-24 Liberator and the B-17 Flying Fortress as part of the Eighth Air Force's strategic bombing campaign and began combat in May 1944, bombing airfields in France in preparation for the invasion of Normandy; then pounded coastal defenses, road junctions, bridges and locomotives during th...
|Montdidier Airfield on July 17, 1944. This was for bomb damage assessment. The airfield looks abandoned. |
FRIDAY, 14 JULY 1944
Mission 473: During the evening 131 B-24s are dispatched to hit airfields in France; 54 hit Montdidier Airfield and 39 hit Peronne Airfield; 9 B-24s are damaged. 40 other B-24s fail to bomb because of failure of blind-bombing equipment. Escort is ...
|Bomb run by No. 99 Squadron RAF.||03/02/2007||549|
|Strike Photos for Group Mission #213 to Fulda-Plauen, Germany on Mar 19th, 1945.|
Plauen was the primary target but with full cloud cover over the target the group elected to proceed to bomb the marshalling yards at the secondary target (Fulda). The bomb drop was unusual in that one of the first bombs dropped by the group landed on a muntition train and the resultant explosion blew up mos...
|Borgo Airfield around the time of D-Day Southern France- August 15, 1944.|
3rd Photo Reconnaissance Group
Constituted as 3rd Photographic Group on 9 Jun 1942 and activated on 20 Jun. Redesignated 3rd Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping Group in May 1943, 3rd Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) in Nov 1943, and 3rd Reconnaissance Group in May 1945. Moved, via Eng...