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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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