Contrary to the nearby factory airfield of Bachman & Blumenthal, Fürth-Atzenhof received very little damage. This was in no small part owing to the base commander, who did not carry out orders to blow up the airfield, saving the historical buildings for future generations. Fürth was taken and occupied by the U.S. Army 42nd Infantry Div on 19 April 1945. They used it used as the Ninth Air Force combat airfield R-28 Fürth until the end of the war in Europe. After the war "Army Airfield Station Fürth" was established at the airfield, but it closed in June 1947.
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Military | First Lieutenant | photographer
He was a photo reconnaissance pilot with the Army Air Corps, flew missions from France and Belgium, including the Battle of the Bulge, in the winter of 1944/1945. Born February 20, 1924 and raised in San Leandro California, Bob enlisted at the age of...
Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
Flight leader 15th TRS Dec. 1944 - July 1945 6 air kills while flying 77 combat missions Scored last AAF kill in the ETO on May 8, 1945.
Military | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
Ralph Woolner served with the 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Later in life, he sent British aviation historian Roger Freeman copies of photos he had taken while in service in Europe. These now form part of IWM's Roger Freeman Collection.
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