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'Columns of black smoke billow up from the oil refinery at Brux, Czechoslovakia after bombs from planes of the 95th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, have struck their target on 12 May 1944'.
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A26606-116646AC.

Taken by 42-31675 "Berlin Bessie " (95th BG 412th BS QW-W) lost over Ludwigshafen on 27 sept 44.



  • 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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31675 'Berlin Bessie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 12/12/43; Romulus 17/12/43; Grenier 19/12/43; Presque Is 22/12/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-W] Horham 26/12/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 27/9/44 with Benedict B Busse, rest unknown; one engine out, force landed...


  • 353

    12 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
17 December 2015 14:27:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations