US Fortresses destroy 147 German fighters in fierce daylight battle

Object Title

US Fortresses destroy 147 German fighters in fierce daylight battle

US Fortresses destroy 147 German fighters in fierce daylight battle

Reference

BEN 57

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Item

Scope and Content

A Messerschmitt 110 goes down in flaming pieces before the massed fire power of the Flying Fortresses of the US Eighth Air Force in their attack on the ball-bearing factory at Schweinfurt August 17. The final count after all claims were checked that 147 German fighters were shot down by the Fortress gunners in the daylight air battle that raged for hours.

Numbered US.165.XL.

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  BEN 57 - US Fortresses destroy 147 German fighters in fierce daylight battle