70 Years Ago—Oct. 14,
1943: Schweinfurt mission:
US Eighth Air Force sends 320 B-17s to bomb ball-bearings plant at Schweinfurt,
Germany, 60 B-17s lost; heavy losses lead to temporary suspension of daytime
bombing without escort. Prisoners at Sobibor concentration camp destroy
extermination facilities; 350 escape, 100 recaptured, about 50 join partisans.
|(US Air Force)|