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Part of a USAAF stream of over 1,000 B-17 bombers, circa 1942-1943

Caption   Part of a USAAF stream of over 1,000 B-17 bombers, circa 1942-1943 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 6 Apr 2007

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
20 Aug 2010 03:40:38 PM

We will never see the likes of this again when a thousand bombers, and as many fighters would make a daylight raid over the Fatherland. Ten thousand bomber crewmen and another One thousand men in the fighters flew to bomb Germany. Precision Bombing: What did this mean, only in the sense that most bombs fell somewhere near a specific target. A bombing circle of 1,000 feet in radius around the aiming point. During World War II you needed hundreds and thousands of bombers attacking a target and destroy it by massive bombing.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
20 Aug 2010 05:56:14 PM

Over 160,000 Allied airmen were lost in the European theatre during World War II. Thousands of aircraft were lost due to operational losses, training accidents and collisions. The 8th Air Force lost: 30,000 airmen 33,000 wounded 14,000 captured Aircraft losses: 4,145 B-17 Bombers 2,112 B-24 Bombers 1,043 P-47 Fighters 2,201 P-51 Fighters 451 P-38 Fighters 10,561 Aircraft lost other aircraft were lost as well, due to training accidents and operational losses. If anyone had added data, please enter it into the 22wdb.

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