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97BG despatches 14 B-17s to bomb the Avions Portez aircraft factory at Meault, France.
AVION PORTEZ AIRCRAFT FACTORY
B-17 Flying Fortress
First attack on an aircraft factory. No fighter escort.
The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...
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