A precision bombing mission involved an attack against a specific target. This was a precision bombing mission against the Kawasaki Aircraft Plant at Akashi. Notice how the area surrounding the factories is relatively untouched.
The target for Mission No. 56, which was approximately 600 feet square, was probably the smallest target ever assigned to this Group. It was an oil storage plant in open country near an airdrome at the Town of Aviano, Italy. Major Burke continued to be the fair-haired Group leader when a score of 48 percent was recorded for this mission. Then 1st Lt. Ausbon E. Aldred...
On Feb 23, 1945, the 398th Bomb Group Low Squadron Lead in A/C 44-8476 led by Major Jean Miller, 603rd Squadron and Captain Kenneth W. Beckstrom, 603rd Squadron hit Lichtenfels, Germany with 13 planes from 13,000 ft. as a "target of opportunity." Lichtenfels is about halfway between Frankfurt and Eger, Czechoslovakia (now called Cheb).
Bombing of Leuna Factory of the I.G.Farbenindustrie A.G. near Merseburg near Merseburg, Germany - Mission #152 of the 303rd BG, 12 May 1944
The Leuna Factory of the I.G.Farbenindustrie A.G. near Merseburg is the biggest heavy chemical plant in Germany. Its principal products are ammonia, synthetic petrol derived from the hydrogenation of brown coal, and synthetic alcohols made fr...
General Motors Hydramatic transmission plant just outside of the Willow Run airport - Belleville, Michigan. This plant was once owned by the Ford Motor Company (as was the airport itself) and was where the B-24 Liberator bomber aircraft were mass produced and tested.
The William H. Zimmer Power Station, located near Moscow, Ohio, was originally intended to be a boiling water reactor type of nuclear power plant. Although once estimated to be 97% complete, poor construction and quality assurance (QA) led to the plant being converted to coal-fired generation. Today, the plant is generates 1400 gross MWe and 1300 net MWe. Zimmer Power Station is the largest sin...
The Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, largest in operation in the world, is a binational undertaking developed by Brazil and Paraguay in the ParanŠ River. The installed power of the plant is 12,600 MW (megawatts), with 18 generator units of 700 MW each.
Jointly operated (50/50) by E.ON Kernkraft and Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Weser, the Grohnde NPP is situated on the left bank of the Weser River, between Kirchohsen and Grohnde. It was commissioned in 1985. The cooling water for the plant is drawn from the Weser. The plant has two natural-draught cooling towers, which ensure that the natural heat balance of the Weser is not disturbed by the operati...
These are photos of Group Mission #174 to Cologne, Germany on Jan 14th, 1945. The Allies were just breaking out of the battle of the bulge and pushing the Germany army back to Germany. This tactical mission was to destroy a bridge across the Rhine to prevent supplies from arriving and troops from fleeing. Bombing results were excellent.
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