You are welcome. You might check out Martin Caiden's books. One is called Black Thursday. It is about this raid. I think he also wrote The Thousand Plane Raid about the first allied raid with 1000 planes. I read all that stuff 45-50 years ago. Anything the school libary had or whatever I could get form scholastic or the local bookstore about WWII air and naval actions. Run SIlent, Run Deep is a terrific book also. If you like subs, you should know about Mush Morton and the Wahoo.

Max Dillon via Mercedes <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>
October 15, 2016 at 11:04 AM
Thanks for posting! I think there is a museum for The Mighty Eighth off of I-95 down in Florida. I've often been tempted to stop there, that temptation is now greater.
Curley McLain <mailto:126die...@gmail.com>
October 14, 2016 at 4:49 AM
Was an bombing mission which incurred record losses, and Oct 14 became know as Black Thursday.


http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-eighth-air-force-raid-on-schweinfurt.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Raid_on_Schweinfurt

60 of 291 planes were lost, and another 17 were so badly damaged that they were scrapped ofter the mission. 22% of the men on the raid were lost.

Remember today, the men of the USAAF who flow those missions and especially those who were lost.



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