Friday, June 14, 2019

Poster of the Week











Tuesday, June 11, 2019

History Teacher a 'HERO' to the Veterans he Honored over the Years



This was on CBS Evening News April 2, 2019
Thought I would post for those that missed it.
Cheers to John !!


Monday, June 10, 2019

Mission Briefing






Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description June 15, 1944 




Mission 414: 1,361 bombers are dispatched in 8 forces to bomb an oil refinery Germany and numerous tactical targets in France, including 9 airfields, an aircraft plant, a CROSSBOW (V-weapon) sites, 11 bridges, a marshaling yard, and various scattered targets; 2 B-17s are lost:

1. Of 747 B-17s dispatched, 172 hit the Hannover/Misburg oil refinery, 16 hit Wilster, 16 hit Wesermunde, 2 hit the Hannover area and 1 hits Helgoland Island, Germany; in France, 144 hit Bordeaux/Merignac Airfield, 71 hit Nantes railroad bridge N, 71 hit La Poissonniere rail viaduct, 70 hit Angouleme marshaling yard, 59 hit Beauvoir V-weapon site, 46 hit Nantes railroad bridge S, 12 hit Gael Airfield and 10 hit a viaduct N of Nantes; 2 B-17s are lost, 1 damaged beyond repair and 267 damaged; 7 airmen are WIA and 18 MIA.

2. Of 614 B-24s dispatched to France, 89 hit Le Port Boulet railroad bridge, 61 hit Evreux/Fauville Airfield, 59 hit Tours-la-Frillerie, 54 hit Tours-La Rice railroad bridge, 46 hit Guyancourt Airfield, 45 hit Etampes/Modesir Airfield, 44 hit Cinq Mars bridge, 27 hit St Cyr, 21 hit Buc Airfield, 12 hit Tours-La Riche highway bridge, 12 hit Le Mans Airfield, 12 hit Orleans/Saran Airfield and 8 hit targets of opportunity; 12 B-24s use Azon missiles against Etaples railroad bridge and 7 others use the missiles against the Pecrone railroad bridge.

Fighter operations are:

1. 96 P-38s, 202 P-47s and 211 P-51s escort the bombers and claim 5-0-5 Luftwaffe aircraft; 2 P-38s and 1 P-51 are lost with the pilots MIA.

2. 36 of 48 P-47s bomb Etaples, France; 1 P-47s is lost (pilot is MIA).

3. 177 of 185 P-38s fly a fighter sweep in front of the bomber forces without loss.

Source: THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History












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Thursday, May 09, 2019

We Remember

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Airmen killed during World War II crash honored 75 years later

This was on CBS Evening News February 22, 2019
Thought I would post for those that missed it.
Cheers to Tony!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Stan Goldstein's Recent Interview



Please check below a recent interview by the Daily Freeman
with Stan Goldstein the Chatpter's Vice President.

Monday, September 24, 2018

303rd Bomb Group, Molesworth, Site 7

381st Bomb Group- Col. Jack Goodwin Interview