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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Two B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 94th Bomb Group fly together during a mission over Gelsenkirchen. Printed caption on reverse: '26744 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 27 miles west of Dortmund, on the Duisberg-Hamm railway has several times been the target of missions of the U.S. Army 8th Air Force, out to blast Nazi communications into nothingness. Here are two photos of a recent raid. Thunderbolt, P-47, the 8-gun fighter of the U.S. Army Air Forces, leaves a trail of frozen vapor as it flies high cover for the Flying Fortresses below on its way to bomb Gelsenkirchen Nazi rail center near Dortmund.'



  • 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. ...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:24 AAM AAM ingest

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