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  • Operation Argument (‘Big Week’): The beginning of

    2017-6-11 · On June 11 at 10:30 p.m., the 13 available B-24s took off for Romania. Halverson directed crews to fly directly to Romania, and return to Habbaniyah, Iraq, even though this route violated neutral Turkish airspace. One crew bombed the Romanian harbor of Constanta and turned back. The other 12 Liberators approached Ploesti individually at 14,000 feet.

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  • Schweinfurt Raid - WW2 Timeline (October 14th, 1943)

    casualties during raids on the oil refineries of Ploieşti, Romania, and the ball-bearing factories at Schweinfurt and Regensburg, Germany, and it was the loss Sveta Trojica, Domžale (738 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article

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  • Striking Oil: The First American Bombing Raid over

    On August 1, 1943, the USAAF staged Operation Tidalwave—a daring, surprise low-level B-24 raid against the Axis’ critical source of fuel, the oil fields in Ploesti, Romania. During the unescorted 1,000 mile flight from Libya, clouds broke the formation into two groups …

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  • Ball bearing - Find link - Edward Betts

    2019-1-31 · Allied bombers suffer heavy losses in an attack over a heavily fortified oil refinery at Ploetsi, Romania. The attack results in 446 airmen killed or missing, 54 wounded and 79 captured as POWs.

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  • Romanian gang raided luxury goods worth millions of

    2021-5-14 · American fliers took heavy casualties during raids on the oil refineries of Ploiești, Romania, and the ball-bearing factories at Schweinfurt and Regensburg, Germany, and it was the loss rate in crews and not materiel that brought about a pullback from the strategic offensive in the autumn of 1943.

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  • Operation Argument (‘Big Week’): The beginning of

    2019-2-11 · The unescorted raids on the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, and German aircraft factories and ball bearing plants had resulted in unsustainable American aircraft and aircrew losses. As a result, Eighth Air Force essentially conceded air superiority over occupied Europe to …

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  • The Air War Over Europe - GlobalSecurity.org

    2018-7-27 · The ball bearing industry, hit hard in the fall of 1943 but at grievous cost to the AAF, was indeed a choke-point target system that should have been revisited.

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  • Iconic Liberty Belle bomber lands on English soil for

    2008-7-5 · They carried out many important raids that helped disable the German industrial war effort such as on the Ploesti oil fields in Romania and ball-bearing factories.

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  • Fact Sheets - National Museum of the United States

    On August 17, 1943, the USAAF suffered staggering losses in the two-pronged attack against the Messerschmitt fighter factory at Regensburg and the ball-bearing plants at Schweinfurt, Germany. To split the German defense, these raids were supposed to occur simultaneously, with the Regensburg force landing at airfields in North Africa.

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  • 8th Air Force WW II Bomber & Fighter Missions

    2014-12-30 · Ball Bearing Wildau plus various Berlin plus various 1st Ops 22 Mar 1944 Hannover, Brunswick, Nienburg Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Monceau-sur-Sambre 2127-2137 Target Notes Amiens, Rouen and Caen 3 gunners died of O2 failure Also Lille/Nord Rubber Air Depot Chemical Plants 11 YB-40s escort 1 lost Good German intercepts prevent accurate bombing ...

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  • History of the United States Air Force | Military Wiki ...

    2021-5-13 · American fliers took heavy casualties during raids on the oil refineries of Ploieşti, Romania, and the ball-bearing factories at Schweinfurt and Regensburg, Germany, and it was the loss rate in crews and not materiel that brought about a pullback from the strategic offensive in the autumn of 1943.

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  • BBC - WW2 People's War - Timeline

    2014-12-1 · On 14 October 1943, 291 US bombers attacked the Schweinfurt ball-bearing factory; 60 were shot down. After this disaster, bombing operations were suspended until …

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  • Air War from 1939-1945 | American Experience |

    2019-1-31 · By the end of the next month, there will be a total of 363 air raids on Berlin with casualty estimate around 20,000. March 4, 1945 Allied aircraft accidentally bomb Basel and Zurich, Switzerland.

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  • Occupied America: A Chronology of Nazi Infiltration

    2017-11-13 · SKF (Swedish ball bearing manufacturer with facilities in America) executive goes to Batt complaining that SKF's ball bearing 'shortage' was hurting war effort. Executive was dismissed. SKF accused of favoring Nazis. Meanwhile, American SKF is sending ball bearings to Germany via Panama. SKF controls 80% of all ball bearing production in Europe.

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  • Strategic bombing during World War II | Military Wiki

    2021-5-11 · Rotterdam's burning city centre after the German bombing. Out of 100 Heinkel He 111s, 57 dropped their ordnance, a combined 97 tons of bombs.In the resulting fire 1.1 square miles (2.8 km 2) of the city centre were devastated, including 21 churches and 4 hospitals.The strike killed between 800–1,000 civilians, wounded over 1,000, and made 78,000 homeless.

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    2PCS 8mmX 300mm Linear Motion Rod Shaft Guide with 4 PCS Ball Bearing & 4 PCS Aluminum Rail Support Guide Set for DIY Craft Tool. 4.0 out of 5 stars 16. 19.99 19. 99 (2.00/Item) Get it as soon as Fri, May 21. FREE Shipping on orders over 25 shipped by Amazon.

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  • HyperWar: The U.S. Army Air Forces in WWII: Leaping

    2004-2-26 · The Big Week raids intensified the German dispersion of several industries, particularly aircraft and ball-bearing manufacturing. Although this enabled the enemy to continue fighter airframe production, it rendered the industry extremely vulnerable to …

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  • 8th Air Force WW II Bomber & Fighter Missions

    2014-12-30 · Ball Bearing Wildau plus various Berlin plus various 1st Ops 22 Mar 1944 Hannover, Brunswick, Nienburg Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Monceau-sur-Sambre 2127-2137 Target Notes Amiens, Rouen and Caen 3 gunners died of O2 failure Also Lille/Nord Rubber Air Depot Chemical Plants 11 YB-40s escort 1 lost Good German intercepts prevent accurate bombing ...

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  • U.S. 93rd Bombardment Group Flew Many Missions

    On October 8, 1943, the 93rd went to Vegesack again. That was followed by a mission to Danzig on October 9 and a diversion for the famous B-17 mission against the ball bearing factories at Schweinfurt on October 14. Several 93rd aircraft were lost over Vegesack.

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  • Occupied America: A Chronology of Nazi Infiltration

    2017-11-13 · SKF (Swedish ball bearing manufacturer with facilities in America) executive goes to Batt complaining that SKF's ball bearing 'shortage' was hurting war effort. Executive was dismissed. SKF accused of favoring Nazis. Meanwhile, American SKF is sending ball bearings to Germany via Panama. SKF controls 80% of all ball bearing production in Europe.

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    “Je pars ce dimanche 1er octobre 2017 pour la finale du championnat du monde des rallyes/raids au Maroc. Plus de 2600 kms de pistes dans le sud Marocain en 6 jours, du 4 au 10 octobre. Je suis hyper motivé, j' ai une bonne moto, une bonne condition physique et une assistance performante !

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  • Strategic bombing during World War II | Military Wiki

    2021-5-11 · Rotterdam's burning city centre after the German bombing. Out of 100 Heinkel He 111s, 57 dropped their ordnance, a combined 97 tons of bombs.In the resulting fire 1.1 square miles (2.8 km 2) of the city centre were devastated, including 21 churches and 4 hospitals.The strike killed between 800–1,000 civilians, wounded over 1,000, and made 78,000 homeless.

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  • UK: Muslim student leaves ball-bearing bomb on

    2017-4-28 · “Pictured: Moment ‘ISIS inspired’ student, 20, ‘left ball-bearing bomb in a rucksack propped against a seat on a London Tube train before casually walking away to attend a lecture,'” by Martin Robinson, Mailonline, April 27, 2017: Chilling footage shows the moment that an ‘ISIS inspired’ student from Devon allegedly left a ball bearing bomb on a Tube train in London.

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  • Bombing of Germany - Conservapedia

    2019-4-9 · Strategic bombing is the doctrine of Air Power that the best use of an air force is to destroy the enemy's industrial and transportation systems. The dioctrine remains central to the mission of the United States Air Force, in addition to Tactical Air Power.. By 1939 both the British and the Americans had their own very well developed theories of strategic bombing, and built the long-range ...

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  • Tout droit venue d'Italie, découvrez la vidéo d'un ...

    2019-4-11 · Invitation gratuite pour le sitevi du 26 au 28/11 05/11/2019 Vidéo de la selecta 3.6 xxl 50 hl 04/11/2019 Tout droit venue d'italie, découvrez la vidéo d'un tracteur à chenille en train de vendanger avec la sélecta 3.

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  • United States Air Force History, Facts and Pictures

    American fliers took tremendous casualties during raids on the oil refineries of Ploiesti, Romania and the ball-bearing factories at Schweinfurt and Regensburg, Germany. When the P-51 Mustang, with its increased range, was introduced to combat, American combat losses dropped, and operations during Big Week in late winter of 1944 caused the ...

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  • Fort Lee’s flying ace | The Jewish Standard

    2017-10-14 · There was another raid, when the Americans were supposed to take out a ball-bearing factory. “When the Americans found out that the Germans were working on a rocket plane that would be 100 miles an hour faster than any American planes, using ball bearings, they decided to get rid of the factory,” Mr. Gersten said.

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  • 11 – World War II, 1942-43 | History Hub

    The bombing raids were dangerous, with casualty rates hovering over 70% for a term of a couple months (30 missions). Daytime missions were subject to anti-aircraft fire and Luftwaffe attacks while nighttime raids were less effective because they couldn’t see blacked-out targets. The first time America’s 8th Air Force tried a major day raid ...

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  • UK: Muslim student leaves ball-bearing bomb on

    2017-4-28 · “Pictured: Moment ‘ISIS inspired’ student, 20, ‘left ball-bearing bomb in a rucksack propped against a seat on a London Tube train before casually walking away to attend a lecture,'” by Martin Robinson, Mailonline, April 27, 2017: Chilling footage shows the moment that an ‘ISIS inspired’ student from Devon allegedly left a ball bearing bomb on a Tube train in London.

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  • 142 Squadron Wellington losses - Aviation archaeology

    An attack on the Fiat ball bearing factory at Turin went disastrously wrong, due to terrible weather over northern Italy. 205 Group lost 19 aircraft and the enemy didn't even know which city had been the target. 142 Squadron lost 5 aircraft: its worst losses of the whole war (equalled by the Kassel raid on 17-28 August 1942). ... MF198 crashed ...

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  • Bombing of Germany - Conservapedia

    2019-4-9 · Strategic bombing is the doctrine of Air Power that the best use of an air force is to destroy the enemy's industrial and transportation systems. The dioctrine remains central to the mission of the United States Air Force, in addition to Tactical Air Power.. By 1939 both the British and the Americans had their own very well developed theories of strategic bombing, and built the long-range ...

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  • Part I | National Archives

    2016-8-15 · A Finding Aid to Audiovisual Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to World War II Table of ContentsPart I: Records of Federal Agencies, Record Groups 15-95 [For more information about the motion pictures and sound recordings described here, contact the Special Media Archives Services Division, Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Unit, National Archives

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  • The Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I heavy tank (1942)

    2013-12-25 · Panzer VI Tiger I Germany (1942) - Heavy Tank - 1346 built Original article by David Bocquelet, 25 december 2013 Excellence versus numbers When comparing the small number of Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf.E (Sd Kfz 181) Tiger Tanks produced (only 1346), to the more than 120,000 T-34s and Shermans combined, one can appreciate the psychological impact of this model, at least …

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  • Eagle Day to Bombing the Reich – PC Game Review |

    2009-11-24 · Besides bases, targets are another key feature noted on the map. Enemy territory is bulging with dozens of target types like ball-bearing works, oil refineries, power plants, railheads, radar sites, and tank and infantry units. To win, the attacker must link his target choices to a strategy.

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  • 76mm M1A1/A2 | The Sherman Tank Site

    for these periscopes were improved greatly when the 76mm gun and 105 tanks arrived, and the mount was made from a beefy casting, and all the linkage was made much stronger will ball bearing in all the pivot points. These would have shown up on M4A1 75w, M4A3 75w, M4A3 105, M4 105, and M4A3 76w, M4A2 76w and M4A1 76w tanks.

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  • The Army Air Corps to World War II > Air Force

    2011-1-12 · Eighth Air Force conducts the second raid on the ball-bearing factories at Schweinfurt, Germany. As a result, the Germans will disperse their ball-bearing manufacturing, but the cost of the raid is high; 60 of the 291 B-17s launched do not return, 138 more are damaged. Dec. 5, 1943. P-51 pilots begin escorting U.S. bombers to European targets.

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  • United States Air Force History, Facts and Pictures

    American fliers took tremendous casualties during raids on the oil refineries of Ploiesti, Romania and the ball-bearing factories at Schweinfurt and Regensburg, Germany. When the P-51 Mustang, with its increased range, was introduced to combat, American combat losses dropped, and operations during Big Week in late winter of 1944 caused the ...

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  • WW II: The World at War 1943 - Online.nl

    2011-12-31 · Schweinfurt was the location of huge ball-bearing factories that supplied most of the ball-bearings for the entire German military. The second raid on 14 Octobre, 291 B17's now with 60 loses. B-17 Combat Crewmen and Wingmen; 381st Bomb Group. 17 August 1943, 597 RAF bombers bomb German Rocket Launching Site Peenemünde.

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  • Crossing the Rubicon - HistoryNet

    That didn’t happen, of course, but the Eighth continued to hit targets it could not destroy: impregnable Nazi U-boat pens on the coast of France and airplane manufacturing plants and ball-bearing factories that were either quickly rebuilt or dispersed and hidden all over …

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  • World War 2 Timelines 1939-1945 - European Air War

    The US 8th Air Force delivers a heavy attack against the ball bearing plants at Schweinfurt. However, of the original force of 291 B-17's, 198 are either shot down or damaged beyond repair, while the Luftwaffe has lost only about 40 fighter planes. 22/10/1943

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  • 11 – World War II, 1942-43 | History Hub

    The bombing raids were dangerous, with casualty rates hovering over 70% for a term of a couple months (30 missions). Daytime missions were subject to anti-aircraft fire and Luftwaffe attacks while nighttime raids were less effective because they couldn’t see blacked-out targets. The first time America’s 8th Air Force tried a major day raid ...

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  • World War 2 Timeline -

    USAF suffers steep losses in bombing run on ball-bearing plants at Regensburg and Schweinfurt, Germany: 8/23/1943: Red Army retakes Karkhov: 9/8/1943: New Italian government announces Italy's surrender: 9/9/1943: Allied forces land in Salerno and Taranto, Italy: 9/11/1943: German Army occupies Italy: 9/12/1943: Nazi commandos rescue Mussolini ...

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  • World War II: 100 photos from the European theater -

    2019-6-4 · Viewed from a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress of the 8th AAF command, explosions are seen on a ball-bearing plant and aircraft engine repair depot in Paris, France.

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  • Part I | National Archives

    2016-8-15 · A Finding Aid to Audiovisual Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to World War II Table of ContentsPart I: Records of Federal Agencies, Record Groups 15-95 [For more information about the motion pictures and sound recordings described here, contact the Special Media Archives Services Division, Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Unit, National Archives

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  • Eagle Day to Bombing the Reich – PC Game Review |

    2009-11-24 · Besides bases, targets are another key feature noted on the map. Enemy territory is bulging with dozens of target types like ball-bearing works, oil refineries, power plants, railheads, radar sites, and tank and infantry units. To win, the attacker must link his target choices to a strategy.

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