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461st BG (H), Mission 35, Wels Aircraft Factory

461st BG (H), Mission 35, Wels Aircraft Factory

30 May, 1944

At Wels, Austria, the Group had the new and pleasant experience of attacking an aircraft factory at which there was no flak. Neither were fighters seen on this mission. The lead navigator, Lt. Dusenberry, carefully kept the Group out of range of the heavily defended areas close to the target. The lead bombardier, Lt. Murphy, completely sprayed the target with incendi...
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301st BG (H), Mission 329, Flak-Tower, Vienna

301st BG (H), Mission 329, Flak-Tower, Vienna

23 Aug 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force):
In Austria, 472 B-24s and B-17s supported by P-51s and P-38s bomb the S industrial area of Vienna, the Wiener-Neudorf aircraft engine factory, Vosendorf oil refinery, and Markersdorf Airfield, and attack targets at Ferrara, Italy, missing a river bridge but hitting a synthetic rubber factory.

Flak-Tow...
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461st BG (H), Mission 63,  Aircraft Engine Factory Ostmark

461st BG (H), Mission 63, Aircraft Engine Factory Ostmark

16 July 1944, Target: Wiener Neudorf Aircraft Engine Factory, Austria

The Group continued the use of pathfinder methods with a formation of four flights against the Wiener Neudorf Aircraft Engine Factory in Austria on 16 July. Bombing through an almost complete undercast, the Group missed the target when the bombs fell short and to the right.

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS ...
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303rd BG (H), Mission 164 - Posen Aircraft Plant

303rd BG (H), Mission 164 - Posen Aircraft Plant

29 May 1944<br>
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Target: FW-190 Aircraft Factory at Posen, Poland
Crews Dispatched: 35
Length of Mission: 9 hours, 55 minutes
Bomb Load: 10 x 500 lb G.P. bombs
Bombing Altitude: 22,000 ft
Ammo Fired: 6,165 rounds

299 B-17s are dispatched to hit aviation industry targets at Krzesinki
(91 bomb) and <b>Pos...
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Ball Bearing Factory at Annecy, 9-10 May 1944

Ball Bearing Factory at Annecy, 9-10 May 1944

39 Lancasters and 4 Mosquitos of No 5 Group to a small ball-bearing factory at Annecy on the France-Switzerland border. Weather en route was very bad and only 2 Mosquito marker aircraft reached the target, but the factory was accurately bombed. No aircraft lost.
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301st BG (H), Mission 343, Vienna Schwechat oil refinery

301st BG (H), Mission 343, Vienna Schwechat oil refinery

10 September 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): In Austria, 344 B-17s and B-24s bomb 5 ordnance depots and SE industrial area in Vienna and 2 oil refineries in the area. 88 B-24s escorted by P-38s and P-51s bomb the port of Trieste, Italy. and 45 B-24s, with P-51s escorting, fly a supply mission to Lyon, France.
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Covered Boeing Plant Seattle in 1944-45

Covered Boeing Plant Seattle in 1944-45

Boeing plant aerial photo taken from around 5000 feet. This was taken in either 1944 or 1945. You can see the B-29s on the tarmac and other aircraft around the field.

The idea of deceiving the enemy as to what you are doing is not new. Trying to hide individual items from observation is not new, trying to hide whole factories from aerial bombing during The Second World War was ne...
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Bombing of Leuna 12.05.1944

Bombing of Leuna 12.05.1944

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...
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458th BG (H), Bad Reichenhall, 25 April 1945

458th BG (H), Bad Reichenhall, 25 April 1945

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): 2 missions are flown.
Mission 968: 589 bombers and 486 fighters fly the final heavy bomber
mission against an industrial target, airfields and rail targets in SE
Germany and Czechoslovakia; they claim 1-1-0 Luftwaffe aircraft (including
an Ar 234 jet); 6 bombers and 1 fighter are lost:
1. 307 B-17s are sent to hit t...
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US Customs  Border Protection - Lockheed P-3 LRT Orion

US Customs Border Protection - Lockheed P-3 LRT Orion

P-3-LRT (Long Range Tracker), previously known as "Slicks", also operated by CBP, are modified P-3 aircraft with an optical sensor turret in the nose and tracking radar which often work with the AEW ships. The mission using both types of aircraft in a single mission is called "Double Eagle"
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Crashsite of a Boeing B-29A Superfortress

Crashsite of a Boeing B-29A Superfortress

Serial: 44-62276
Operator: USAF (formerly, USAAF) 15th US Air Force, 301st Bombardment Group
Accident Date: 17 January 1949
Accident Site: Succoth Glen

Aircraft Accident Details

This particular B-29A was attached to the 301st Bombardment Group of the USAF (United States Air Forces). The aircraft had been involved in the post-war Berlin airlift....
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Sud-Quest Aircraft Factory after Bombing Raid - 11 March 1944

Sud-Quest Aircraft Factory after Bombing Raid - 11 March 1944

Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial showing severe damage to the SNCA de Sud-Ouest aircraft factory at Chateauroux/Deols airfield, France, following an attack by 30 Avro Lancasters of No. 5 Group, Bomber Command, on the night of 10/11 March 1944.
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