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Within weeks of the December attack on Pearl Harbor and America's official entry into the Second World War, Allied forces in Europe activated the now-legendary VIII Bomber Command (often referred to as the Eighth Air Force) to serve as the principal American force to attack.
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Related Topics World War Two. German fighters quickly learned to attack the Lancaster's vulnerable belly which was unprotected by the plane's gun turrets.
Your plane could be caught in the beams of a searchlight and targeted by anti-aircraft guns firing 'flak' — hot shards of metal that ripped through the plane.
It burst into flames and crashed a mile west of the target; two chutes were seen to come out of the plane. BJ Liberator of the th Bomb Squadron after being hit by light flak during low-level supply drop for the 82nd and st Airborne near Eindhoven, Holland.
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Air Arm in the skies over the English countryside Turley Thurleigh. It had taken off from Angaur Airfield, flying on a bombing mission against anti-aircraft installations on Koror, Palau Islands. We have collected incredible images of the last moments of World War II bombers. The crash sequence of a U.
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USAAF heavy bombers to complete 25 missions over Germany with her crew uninjured. Shortly after the deployment of the U.S. Eighth Air Force in Britain, LIFE An American bomber crew waiting for their next mission over.
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Strain, was one of the last original Group pilots still flying missions. Rust, gunners.
The Crew bailed out at RP, 7 miles West of Elbe River, later right wing came off and the plane crashed into the ground. Your plane could be caught in the beams of a searchlight and targeted by anti-aircraft guns firing 'flak' — hot shards of metal that ripped through the plane.
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