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

Schweinfurt photographed from a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 379th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: '(SAV-379 73-1)914-10-43)(a/c 298-12"-23000)(Schweinfurt).' Handwritten caption on reverse: '"Going In" Target in upper left corner "Bombs Away".'



  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...


  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:53 AAM AAM ingest

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