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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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Kawasaki Aircraft Plant, Akashi

Kawasaki Aircraft Plant, Akashi

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.
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Kiel, 14.05 1943 Bombing Raid

Kiel, 14.05 1943 Bombing Raid

Mission #35 of the 303rd BG

Group aircraft flew in perfect formation to drop 61 1/2 tons of 500-lb. bombs on the target. The Germans made an attempt to conceal the target by the use of a smoke screen, but it proved to be ineffectual. Flak over the target at the 25,000 ft. bombing altitude was moderate and very little evasive action was necessary to avoid the bursts. Enemy air op...
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303rd BG - Bomb strike on Muenster, Germany

303rd BG - Bomb strike on Muenster, Germany

303rd BG: Munster, Germany Bomb Strike - Mission #263, 26 October 1944
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Kitzingen, 23.02.1945 Bombing Raid

Kitzingen, 23.02.1945 Bombing Raid

Mission #321 of the 303rd BG

The 8th Air Force dispatched their bombers to attack railroad and communication targets on the second day of Operation CLARION. Thirty-nine 303rd BG(H) aircraft were dispatched on this long 9 1/2 hour mission. No aircraft returned early. The primary target was at Zwickau, Germany, and the secondary and last resort targets were at Crailsheim, Germany—...
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458th BG (H), Lechfeld Airfield, 9 April 1945

458th BG (H), Lechfeld Airfield, 9 April 1945

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): 3 missions are flown.
Mission 935: 1,252 bombers and 846 fighters are dispatched to visually
attack underground oil storage, an ammunition plant and 10 jet airfields;
they claim 85-1-60 Luftwaffe aircraft; 7 bombers and 5 fighters are lost:
1. 333 B-17s are sent to hit a munitons plant at Wolfratshausen (76) and
Obe...
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Lorient, 17.05.1943 Bombing Raid

Lorient, 17.05.1943 Bombing Raid

Mission #37 of the 303rd BG

The near perfect flying weather of the past five days continued. Visibility over the target was excellent. Light flak was seen over the French coast, both in and out and over the target area. About 45 to 50 German FW-190s and ME-109s were in the area with 20 encounters, primarily tail attacks. Enemy losses were 7 destroyed, six probables, and six dama...
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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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398th BG (H), Mission 76, Ludwigshafen Oil Plant

398th BG (H), Mission 76, Ludwigshafen Oil Plant

3 September 1944

Over 300 B-17's bomb Ludwigshafen/Opau synthetic oil plant. 5 escorting P-51 claim 7 combat victories.
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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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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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Bombing of Metz 12.08.1944

Bombing of Metz 12.08.1944

Bombing of Metz, France - Mission #226 of the 303rd BG, 12 August 1944

Photo taken from: B-17G #42-97781 The '8' Ball MK III 359BS — Altitude: 20,200 feet, Time: 10:46:30, Pilot: 1Lt Lewis M. Walker

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