World War II bomb tracking chart: Schweinfurt Raid against Germany 8/17/43

World War II bomb tracking chart: Schweinfurt Raid against Germany 8/17/43

On Feb. 20, 1944, the Allies launched Operation Argument (“Big Week”), an aerial attack on German industry; RAF bombers flew 2300 sorties, the US Eighth Air Force flew 3300 from England, and the US Fifteenth Air Force flew 500 from Italy. (USAF map)

On Feb. 20, 1944, the Allies launched Operation Argument (“Big Week”), an aerial attack on German industry; RAF bombers flew 2300 sorties, the US Eighth Air Force flew 3300 from England, and the US Fifteenth Air Force flew 500 from Italy. (USAF map)

Chelveston Air Field:  home to the 305th Bomb Group of the "Mighty Eighth"

Chelveston Air Field: home to the 305th Bomb Group of the "Mighty Eighth"

Bombs fall from US Eighth Air Force B-17s over Berlin, 3 February 1945. (US National Archives)

Bombs fall from US Eighth Air Force B-17s over Berlin, 3 February 1945. (US National Archives)

WW2Color.com :: Color Slides 'Lassie Come Home' was a long serving B-17G of the 367thBS, and was badly damaged in August 1944 and then again in January 1945. The replacing rudder shows the patching done, and this photo was taken on hardstand No.20 looking east to the hanger line May 1945 two days before the wars end.

WW2Color.com :: Color Slides 'Lassie Come Home' was a long serving B-17G of the 367thBS, and was badly damaged in August 1944 and then again in January 1945. The replacing rudder shows the patching done, and this photo was taken on hardstand No.20 looking east to the hanger line May 1945 two days before the wars end.

B17 - "Stag Party" - S/N 43-37837 - This is the plane my Dad co-piloted during WWII stationed in Chelveston, England.  My Dad is standing on the far right.

B17 - "Stag Party" - S/N 43-37837 - This is the plane my Dad co-piloted during WWII stationed in Chelveston, England. My Dad is standing on the far right.

Axis Aggression in Europe 1937-1942 - Germany and Italy (red pre-war) - Axis occupation (orange) - Allied countries (green) - Neutral countries (yellow)

Axis Aggression in Europe 1937-1942 - Germany and Italy (red pre-war) - Axis occupation (orange) - Allied countries (green) - Neutral countries (yellow)

B-17 Groups of the Eighth Air Force - Martin Bowman - Google Books

B-17 Groups of the Eighth Air Force - Martin Bowman - Google Books

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