Engel's Air Base near Saratov is one of the principal facilities hosting Russian Long Range Aviation strategic bombers. Of the total of 24 Tu-160 bombers produced, 19 Tu-160s fell into Ukrainian hands, with the only Russian Air Force bomber regiment operating the Tu-160 based at Engels.
There are 7 bombers sitting beside the runway and various support aircraft to the north.
Diego Garcia is a narrow tropical jungle reef in the Indian Ocean, about 1,000 miles south of the southern India coast. Diego Garcia is exclusively a military reservation located on a small host country atoll in the Chagos Archipelago.
In Italy, bad weather during the morning causes all medium bombers to abort except for an attack on a bridge at Bressana Bottarone; XXII Tactical Air Command fighters and fighter-bombers continue the interdiction of communications with good results against motor transport, trains, rail lines, bridges, and storage dumps.
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 829 bombers (largest number of bombers completing attacks in a single day up to this time) bomb targets in Austria and Yugoslavia; B-17s and B-24s attack an aircraft factory at Wollesdorf, Austria; B-24s also attack industrial areas at Wiener Neustadt and Atzgersdorf, Austria and troop concentrations at Poderica, Yugoslavia. P-38s and P-51s escort the...
The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is an aerial refueling military aircraft. It was the US Air Force's first jet powered refueling tanker and replaced the KC-97 Stratotanker. Similar in design to the later and enlarged Boeing 707 airliner, it was initially tasked to refuel strategic bombers, but was used extensively in the Vietnam war and later con...
Sortie 2732 of the 7th PRG flown on August 6, 1944 in Spitfire MK XI PA 944.
EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (ETO)
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): Mission 428: 1,234 bombers and 1,170 fighters are dispatched to hit targets in Germany; 45 bombers and 4 fighters are lost:
4. Of 207 B-17s, 103 hit Berlin, 80 hit Basdorf and 5 hit targets of...
The bombs dropped on February 21st 1945 missed its target, the Suedbahnhof (Southern Central Station). The quay near Ausstellungsstrasse were hit.
The bombers overrun the initialpoint Michelbach and raninto the flak at Moosbierbaum. The second part of the formation didn't trust the curse correction of the leading first formation and left formation. The first section had the corre...
In the last week of February 1944 the USAAF 8th AF started an offensive against the German warplane industry, later known as the 'Big Week' offensive. On Sunday February 20th, the USAAF launches an attacks on German aircraft plants and airfields. For the first time, over 1,000 bombers are dispatched. Despite bad weather the following, the 8th AF launched another heavy attack on the German war i...
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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