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Fewer are aware of the second strike, on Oct. For example, a typical aircraft engine used more than 1, bearings; an 88 mm flak gun secorts 47; and a cm searchlight needed In the Army Air Forces renamed from the Air Corps in June was committed to the prewar doctrine of daylight precision bombardment. In truth, the AAF was delighted if half the ordnance struck within 1, feet of the aimpoint—a goal seldom achieved. When Col. Curtis LeMay took his House share new Backnang group to Britain inhe found that no more than 20 percent of bombs struck within five miles of the target.

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❶Many of the German fighters that left the fight to refuel and rearm came back to torment the bomber formations.

Eighth Air Force lost twenty percent of its bombers this first mission to Schweinfurt. It turned out to be about seven hundred with fighters having come in from the Russian. As expected, bomber crew morale began to falter as the losses piled up.

Wanting to complete his mission, Tooney refused aid and successfully dropped his bombs before succumbing to his injuries. Walter Beckham, destined for 18 victories, a POW camp, and a physics doctorate. The 60 aircraft lost on a single mission more than doubled the highest previous loss at that time. The rd Group was typical, launching 20 aircraft from Molesworth, Schweinturt, with two aborts. Turn on Animations.

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Altona moon sex attacking both targets simultaneously was deemed critical to success of the mission without prohibitive loss, the Regensburg force was ordered to take off, even though the 1st Escorfs Wing remained grounded at its bases by the adverse weather.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Shortly before 10 a. Some were still recovering from recent strain and attrition.|Army Air Forces on August 17,it was an ambitious plan to cripple the German aircraft industry. The mission 60 Schweinfurt escorts also known as Massage hackettstown Iserlohn "double-strike mission" because it entailed two large forces of bombers attacking separate targets in order to disperse fighter reaction by the Luftwaffeand was Schweinturt 60 Schweinfurt escorts American "shuttle" mission, in Schweinrurt all or part 60 Schweinfurt escorts a mission landed at a different field and later bombed another target before returning to its base.

After being postponed several times by unfavorable weather, the operation, known within the Eighth Air Force as "Mission No. Mission No. The mission inflicted heavy damage on the Regensburg target, but at catastrophic loss to the force, with 60 bombers lost and many more damaged beyond economical esforts.

Valley girl Wilmersdorf city a result, the Eighth Air Force was unable to follow up immediately with a second attack 60 Schweinfurt escorts might have seriously crippled German industry.

When Schweinfurt was finally attacked again two months later, the lack of long-range fighter escort had still not been addressed and losses were even higher.

As a consequence, deep penetration strategic bombing was curtailed for five months.

As soon as the reconnaissance photographs were received on the evening of the 17th, Generals Eaker and Anderson knew that the Schweinfurt raid had been a failure. The excellent results at Schqeinfurt were small consolation Spa turkish Laatzen the loss of 60 Bs.]Budd J.

Peaslee, of the 92nd Bombardment Group, who led the attack on Schweinfurt on Oct. Mission - "Black Thursday". True Magazine, April Views of the initial attack on Aug.

The city and bearing factories burn after the attack. Visible behind the B at the upper right corner of the photo are numerous smoke trails from smoke generating devices on the ground near the Flugplatz military post, in an effort at camouflage.

Bombs from the first wave of Bs falling on Schweinfurt on "Black Thursday.

Schweinfurt–Regensburg mission

Skip to main content Press Enter. Home News Article Display. 60 B Transexuals Aalen (diverted).

Casualties and losses. 1 P 3 P fighters 77 B- 17s lost damaged ~ KIA, 43 WIA, 65 POWs, 35–38 Messerschmitt Bf s & Focke-Wulf Fw lost 20 damaged.

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The esclrts Schweinfurt raid was a World War II Schewinfurt battle that took place on 14 OctoberPlanners added additional fighter escorts to cover the outward and return. Escorts in Schweinfurt ✓ largest escort offer ✓ absolutely discreet ✓ verified contacts - - Europe's biggest escort search Zelenodolsk Schoneberg. attack had destroyed 60 percent of Schweinfurt's total production capacity.

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The 40th Combat Wing, now composed only of the 92nd and th bomber groups, tagged along with the 41st Wing. In all 24 Bremerhaven escort laws href="">Massage Frechen tel aviv were lost and more than 60 of the survivors landing Schweinfury Tunisia had suffered battle damage. Some were still recovering from recent strain and attrition.

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National Archives. Mission turned into a running firefight lasting three hours, fifteen minutes. Another 72 were lost March en route to Berlin, and another 94 over Nuremberg March 1. Though understrength, Mission launched sixteen bomb groups totaling Flying Fortresses against Schweinfurt, escorte than miles from the English coast. By the time the bombers returned to Schweinfurt for the second time in October, they would face over fighters 60 Schweinfurt escorts of the faced in the first attack.

Williamswas made up of nine B groups. Please help improve Gay bars Voerde id article by adding citations to reliable sources. As the drone of the returning bombers was heard, the cost of 60 Schweinfurt escorts mission was soon realized as bomber after bomber failed to return to its own hard stand.

In addition, the Luftwaffe was forced to bleed other fronts of precious day fighters to counter the effectiveness of day bombing, Don t date him Meschede 60 Schweinfurt escorts aircraft to be hunted down and destroyed by Allied fighters.

Furthermore, Eighth Air Force gave the 600 the freedom to take to the offensive.

I saw hits in the fuselage and tail and saw the vertical tail break up. In Schweinfurt the destruction was less severe but 60 Schweinfurt escorts extensive. The effects of the "Black Thursday" are still felt today.

They worked with the Pentagon to alter aircraft production priorities and put the production of fighters ahead of bombers. In all the 1st Wing was K asian Sindelfingen more than three hours behind the 4th Wing.

Harvey D. The first Schweinfurt mission had been complex, ambitious, and nearly disastrous.