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/ March 23, 2011 / 78

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Luftwaffe Airfield Reims Champagne May 1, 1944

Luftwaffe Airfield Reims Champagne May 1, 1944

/ February 28, 2011 / 18

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Angers, France during a raid on June 12 1944

Angers, France during a raid on June 12 1944

/ February 25, 2011 / 22

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Railyard near Limburg was rendered unserviceable by medium bombers from  the 9th Air Force on December 23,1944, as part of the tactical air plan  to isolate enemy troops from their sources of supply and reinforcement.  This was the first good day of weather during the Bulge.

Railyard near Limburg was rendered unserviceable by medium bombers from the 9th Air Force on December 23,1944, as part of the tactical air plan to isolate enemy troops from their sources of supply and reinforcement. This was the first good day of weather during the Bulge.

/ February 24, 2011 / 8

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"Mary Ann"Boeing B-29-30-BW Superfortress, Serial number 42-24494792nd Bomb Squadron, 468th Bomb Group, 58th Bomb Wing, 20th Air ForceLost  on January 14,1945 during mission to bomb Shinchiku Airdrome on Formosa after their #3 engine caught fire and the pilot (Maj. Clarence C.  McPherson) decided to try to return to base. Unable to land, he was forced to salvo  the bombs. The following explosion damaged the rudder system causing the  plane to lose control. The crew bailed out over the mountains of China  and four of them were killed when they hit the tops of the mountains  while the other seven floated down into a valley and returned to  service. The four killed were 1st Lt. Stanley E. Gray, 1st Lt. Donald V.  Irby, S/Sgt. William H. Shaw and S/Sgt. Roscoe Wilson.

"Mary Ann"
Boeing B-29-30-BW Superfortress, Serial number 42-24494
792nd Bomb Squadron, 468th Bomb Group, 58th Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force

Lost on January 14,1945 during mission to bomb Shinchiku Airdrome on Formosa after their #3 engine caught fire and the pilot (Maj. Clarence C. McPherson) decided to try to return to base. Unable to land, he was forced to salvo the bombs. The following explosion damaged the rudder system causing the plane to lose control.

The crew bailed out over the mountains of China and four of them were killed when they hit the tops of the mountains while the other seven floated down into a valley and returned to service.

The four killed were 1st Lt. Stanley E. Gray, 1st Lt. Donald V. Irby, S/Sgt. William H. Shaw and S/Sgt. Roscoe Wilson.

/ February 23, 2011 / 25

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Bombing of the Siegfried Line

Bombing of the Siegfried Line

/ February 23, 2011 / 67

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 American carrier planes attacking Ushi point airfield, Tinian, Mariana Islands

 American carrier planes attacking Ushi point airfield, Tinian, Mariana Islands

/ February 15, 2011 / 17

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/ February 15, 2011 / 84

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