Browse Illinois Research and Scholarship (Open Community) by Subject "World War II"
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(2007)One of the enduring images from World War II is the photograph of the face of the GI in the surf on the Normandy beachhead, taken by Robert Capa and originally published in Life Magazine. The photograph now appears in most ...
(2002)When ""Mary Ruth" Memories of Mobile ...We Still Remember" was written, the author was unable to determine why and by whom "Mary Ruth" Memories of Mobile had been named. This is the real story of the "Mary Ruth." This is ...
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(2001)The Eighth Air Force flew a total of 264,618 individual bomber sorties out of England during World War II. The 91st Bomb Group (Heavy), alone, flew 340 missions. Although many missions were routine, with little action, all ...
(2015-03-17)Abstract: On 11 January 1944 the US 8th Air Force mounted a maximum effort raid on targets deep in Germany in the vicinity of Brunswick. As the Strike Force moved over the continent, weather conditions, both over continent ...
(2015-09-01)On 17 May 1943, B-17 No. 41-24485, “Memphis Belle”, of the 91st Bomb group, stationed at Bassingbourn Air Base, completed her 25th combat mission over the continent. Two days earlier, her regular crew, that of Cpt Robert ...
(2007)During World War II, the ten-men crews of heavy bombers trained together for several weeks in the States before being sent overseas and into combat. When in combat the lives of the crew depended on all crewmen performing ...
(2012)On 6 January 1945 a B-17 heavy bomber, “Jeanie”, from the 91st Bomb Group was shot down by anti-aircraft fire ten minutes after it completed a bombing run over Cologne, Germany. Four crewmen, including the copilot, 1Lt ...
World War II Eighth Air Force Crews That Went Down In The North Sea, English Channel and Adjacent Bodies Of Water (2015-08-28)During the course of World War II at least 751 Eighth Air Force aircraft went down in the North Sea, English Channel and adjacent bodies of water on their way to and from targets over the continent. Of the 5, 349 crewmen ...