Barrage balloon, Parris Island, South Carolina, May 1942
(US Library of Congress)
70 Years Ago—Aug. 18,
1943: Luftwaffe chief of
staff, Hans Jeschonnek, commits suicide after previous day’s RAF raid on
Peenemünde and US 8th AF raids on Schweinfurt and Regensburg. Army
Air Force barrage balloon battalions inactivated in US.