Sunday, October 16, 2016

Poster of the Week

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Mission Briefing

Wednesday October 20, 1943

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): VIII Bomber Command Mission 116. The industrial area at Duren, Germany is the primary target. 97 of 170 B-17's hit the primary target at 1413-1416 bombing from 30,000-feet (48,000 m) because the cloud tops were at 29,500-feet (47,200 m); the 1st Bombardment Division uses Oboe PFF for the first time but the equipment fails and 60 aircraft return to base without bombing; 42 of the 1st Bombardment Division's aircraft hit Woensdrecht Airfield in the Netherlands as a target of opportunity; and 70 B-24's fly a diversion; the totals are 4-1-1 Luftwaffe aircraft claimed; 9 B-17's lost, 1 damaged beyond repair and 10 damaged; casualties are 4 KIA (including 3 gunners who died from oxygen system failure), 2 WIA and 85 MIA.
VIII Bomber Command Mission 117: During the night of 20/21 Oct, 5 B-17's drop 876,960 leaflets over Roen and Paris at 2211-2217 hours. HQ 358th Fighter Group and it's 365th, 366th and 367th Fighter Squadrons arrive at Goxhill, England from the US.

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Savannah, Georgia

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Grandpa Takes the Kids to the Movies

I thought this is very appropriate for this upcoming Memorial Day.
A must see!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

303rd Bomb Group, Molesworth, Site 7

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Gus Nathan Interview 2011

It is very hard to watch as an Honor Guard carefully folds and hands my wife her Father's flag. Gus was a WWII 8th Air Force Veteran and served with the 486th Bomb Group.
 He is now truly with his loving wife Sylvia now. 

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Interesting Links

Below please checkout these interesting Links and the links within. One can literally spend hours here:

The Mighty Eighth Air Force and to all related Bomber Groups and interesting links
Recommended site

The Mighty Eighth Museum

Holland Museum "Wings To Victory" aircraft crash database in Holland
Recommended site now in English

The United States Air Force Military Heritage Database

The Yankee Air Museum "Where History Flies"

The B24 Site dedicated to the men and women who flew and supported the B24 bombers. Recommended site.

The Ghostwings site "Honoring the Sacrifices of America's Veterans"

The National World War II Museum New Orleans

The U.S. Army Center of Military History

The Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading PA

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Luftwaffe-related web sites

The site where generation meets the latest generation

The American Airpower Museum located at Farmingdale New York

The National World War II Memorial in Washington DC

The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II

The U-505 Submarine in Chicago

The Memphis-Belle website exclusively authorized and maintained by the widow of Col. Robert K. Morgan

The U.S. Army Ordnance Museum in Aberdeen, Maryland

The great UK site regarding the Control Towers of times gone by

The Palm Springs Air Museum

The 94th Bomb Group a Recommended site

The 303rd Bomb Group is a recommended site

The 95th Bomb Group Memorial Foundation

The 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association

The Minnesota Chapter 

If you have a related website that you would like posted please email at 'Historian'