B-17G of the 94th Bomb Group, at Bury St. Edmunds, England, shows damage sustained over Brunswick Germany, 11 January 1944. (USAF Historical Research Agency)
70 Years Ago—Jan. 11,
1944: In the US Eighth Air Force raid on Brunswick, the 94th Bomb
Group makes a rare second run on the target and receives the Presidential Unit
Citation; however, the group loses 8 B-17s. Avenger aircraft from US escort carrier Block Island attack a U-boat using
forward-firing rockets for the first time.