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).
The attacks on Eder-, Moehne- and Sorpe-dam from the british No. 617 Squadron.
Operation Chastise was the official name for the attacks on German dams on May 17, 1943 in World War II using a specially developed "bouncing bomb". The attack was carried out by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, subsequently known as the Dam Busters.
Six years, 500 million euros, 918 meters long.......now this is engineering! This is a channel-bridge over the River Elbe and joins the former East and West Germany, as part of the unification project. It is located in the city of Magdeburg, near Berlin.It will be the largest water bridge in Europe.
The MS Wuerttemberg or also SD Wuerttemberg is a ship museum converted side wheel steamers in Magdeburg.
The SD Wuerttemberg was built in the Rosslauer dockyard of brothers Sachsenberg 1908/1909. The ship was then on the Elbe for the Neue Deutsch-Boehmi Elbschiffahrt AG Dresden in use.
In World War II it was damaged by a low flier attack and a fire on the Dresden-Laubega...
Ninth Air Force: In Germany, 564 A-20s, A-26s and B-26s strike oil storage at Deggendorf and Annaburg, marshalling yards at Memmingen and Wittenberg, ordnance depots at Nordlingen and Straubing, and other targets including flak positions; fighters escort the bombers, fly patrols, sweeps, and armed reconnaissance, attack special targets, and cooperate with US ground forces including the VII Corp...
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