Thursday, September 3, 2015
Posts tagged with "USAAF"
5 Worst Bombing Campaigns in WWII
Jul 28, 2015
During the Second World War all sides participated in the bombing of civilians. In some instances they were the target of the raids, in...
B-17 Belly Landing at Podington Base 1944 (Watch)
Jul 24, 2015
A battle damaged B-17 from the 92nd Bomb Group returning from a mission over Germany, comes in to land at Podington Air Base, station 109...
Watch: Don’t Kill Your Friends – 1943 Aerial Gunnery Training Film
Jul 19, 2015
Dilbert fearlessly provides a string of negative examples of what not to do during aerial gunnery practice. In this documentary short training film, Navy...
WATCH: B-17 Flying Fortress In Action In Color
Jul 14, 2015
Watch this incredible footage of B-17 Flying Fortress bombers on a mission to bomb Germany. Watch the ground crews prepare the airplanes and then...
American Researcher Donates U.S. Airmen’s Records to the American Air Museum at IWM Duxford, England
Jul 6, 2015
WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel hopes to reunite airmen’s stories with families searching for answersAmerican military casualty researcher William L. “Bill” Beigel, who has researched...
USAAF Stories – The B-24D “Lady Be Good”
May 22, 2015
Lady Be Good was a USAAF B-24D liberator which had been bombing Naples on April 4 1943. It disappeared without a trace only to...
USAAF War Stories- Ileen Lois, the love story bomber
May 16, 2015
Ileen Lois was the name given to a B-17 bomber which was recovered in 2013 after 69 years since it crashed in Lake Bolsena,...
Operations Manna and Chowhound – Supplying the starving Dutch with food dropped from bombers
May 8, 2015
A B-17 dropping food over The Netherlands, image courtesy of armyairforces.comIn April 1945, over 3.5 million Dutch citizens in the western part of The Netherlands...
B-24 ‘Lady Be Good’ – Crashed on it’s first and last mission in 1943, discovered in 1958
Apr 26, 2015
The wreckage of a USAAF (United States Army Air Forces) plane that went missing during its first and last mission in the Second World...
The Colorful Formation Ships of The Mighty Eighth
Apr 22, 2015
Assembly ships were retired bombers that were still flyable. They were painted in unique paint schemes so large groups of bombers could find them...
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