View Full Version : Marshalling yard near Hitzacker discussion

08-06-2007, 02:44 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile26403/Marshalling-yard-near-Hitzacker-.htm>Marshalling yard near Hitzacker </a></b><br><br>Mission 354 of the 303rd Bomb Group on 07.04.1945. Target was the marshalling yard near Hitzacker. 366 500-lb. G.P. bombs and 10 units of leaflets were dropped. 39 crews were dispatched. Minor flak fire recognized.<br />
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The formation was attacked by the Luftwaffe Sonderkommando Elbe, a special unit of young fighter pilots formed to ram bombers. This attack is the only known attack of this kind. At least eight B-17s and B-24s were lost or suspected lost through the ramming tactics.<br><br><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/501811hitz.jpg>