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|447 B-17s are dispatched to hit Stargard Airfield (199), aircraft factories at Neubrandenburg (73) and Stettin (12); targets of opportunity are Stralsund (110), Kappeln (36), Freienwalde (1) and other (1); 1 B-17 is lost and 34 damaged; 9 airmen are MIA. Escort is provided by 180 of 202 P-51s; they claim 3-1-3 aircraft in the air and 30-0-14 on the ground; 3 P-51s are lost (pilots MIA), 2 damag...||11/25/2008||771|
The Volkswerft is a shipyard in the hanseatic city of Stralsund and was founded 1945. It is spezialized in container ships and supply vessels.
|October 3, 1944 - U.S. 1st army drove through section of Siegfried line at Ubach, front dispatches asserted.||12/17/2009||929|
|Next to the Maria-church (Marienkirche) in Stralsund is a small Russian war cemetery from the Second World War.|
|Former Finnish Air Force aerodrome now used by the Soviet Air Force at Hallinkangas on 10th August 1944.|
Finnish National Archive Sörnäinen. File PK 2266/1.
|Stalag Luft 1 was situated at Barth, Germany, a small town on the Baltic Sea 23 kilometers northwest of Stralsund. |
Stalag Luft One opened as a camp for British officers late in 1942, American Airmen began to arrive early in 1943. By January 1944, the camp had been split into two compounds each with seven barracks, the South (Officers) and the West (Enlisted men). As the numbers ...
|RAF Birch is a former World War II airfield in England. It is located about 2 miles north-east of Tiptree in Essex. |
Birch Airfield was assigned USAAF designation as Station 149.
Birch Airfield was allocated in August 1942 to the United States Army Air Force Eighth Air Force for development into a heavy bomber base but construction work did not get under way until well in...
|"Blue Tail Flies" are part of the 86th AW at Ramstein AB, Germany; belongs to the 3rd Air Force. They've been flying C-130s since October 1966 after being activated at Langley AFB, VA under the 316th TCW. In October 1975 they moved to Pope AFB, NC assigned to the 317 TAW. In October 1977, the 37th moved to Rhein-Main AB, GE and the 435th TAW. In 1994, they transferred to their present home at R...||10/01/2007||501|
|369 B-24s are dispatched to hit oil facilities at Monheim/Rhenania (64) and Reisholz (61) visually; secondary targets are Cologne/Gereon marshalling yard (185) and Dormigeon (13); targets of opportunity are Worringen (12), Cologne Airfield (12) and Limburg marshalling yard (6); 1 B-24 is lost and 106 damaged; 3 B-24s are lost and 106 damaged; 3 airmen are KIA, 7 WIA and 10 MIA. Escort is provid...||11/25/2008||538|
|Bombs burst on the airstrip on Woleai Island in the Caroline Island Group to add to the destruction wrought by previous missions. This mission was carried out by planes of the 13th Air Force’s 868th Bombardment Squadron on July 8, 1944.||02/26/2007||542|
|Yap runway (Caroline Island Group) was target on 22 June 1944 for Consolidated B-24 Liberators of 13th Air Task Force, which bombed and destroyed 16 Japanese planes set five fuel trucks afire, and completed the roundtrip of about 2,100 miles with no looses.||02/27/2007||646|
|1 October 1944 |
12 B-26's were over the target and dropped 240 x 100 lb demolition bombs at 10:44 hours from 9500 to 9000 ft.