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"Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 8th Air Force bombed German airfield at Wiesbaden, west of Frankfurt, 11/10/44 through broken clouds. Attack, made in support of Gen. Patton's 3rd Army advance, was designed to ground German aircraft."



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 833rd Bomb Squadron


  • 43-37968

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG Lavenham 8/7/44; transferred 833BS/486BG [4N-R] Sudbury 27/10/44; then 835BS [H8-V]; 75m Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/7/45;...


Date Contributor Update
04 November 2018 15:43:55 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations