Skip to main content

COTTBUS SMOKE FROM PRECEDING BURSTS - can be seen in one section as newly laid bombs erupt on the German Focke-Wulf plant at Cottbus, Germany. During the attack on 29 May 44 by U.S. 8th Air Force 92BG Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses. Hangars, engine bolck test blocks and other buildings were under heay concentrations. Photo comes from B-17 42-97479 'Belle of Liberty'.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A21134-51438AC.



  • 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. ...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97479 'Belle of Liberty'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/11/43; Kearney 12/12/43; Cleveland 26/12/43; Presque Is 30/12/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-L] Podington 27/1/44; Damaged on the 6 March 1944 mission to bomb the ball-bearing plant at Erkner, in the outskirts of Berlin. Walsh crew....


Date Contributor Update
01 January 2017 16:17:18 Al_Skiff Changes to caption

Date Contributor Update
01 January 2017 16:02:14 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations