Browse Illinois Research and Scholarship (Open Community) by Subject "8th Air Force"
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(Fighting High, 2008-10)
(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 ...