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    WWII photo

  • Bernard de Clerk

    epic war photograph #war #photography

  • Greta Nicole

    Vapor trails from Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses

  • J P

    Imagine the sight of thousands of contrails filling the sky. A dead giveaway as they crossed into enemy territory. Anti aircraft gunnery got pretty good towards the end of the war. Unfortunately, when the bombing run started the escorting Mustangs had to back off and the flack took its toll.

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    The history of Eighth Air Force begins on 2 January 1942 with its activation at Savannah Air Base, Georgia. In quick order, on 5 January, Major General Carl Spaatz assumed command of HQ Eighth Air Force at Bolling Field, Washington, DC. On 8 January the order activating the "U.S. Air Forces in the British Isles" (USAFBI) was announced. On 12 May, the first contingent of USAAF personnel arrived in England to join the Eighth Air Force. On 15 June, Spaatz arrived in England to establish the Headquarters of Eighth Air Force at Bushy Park, 15 miles (24 km) WSW of London/.[5]

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    B-17 Flying Fortresses Over Europe during World War II - beautiful brutes

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