By Martin W. Bowman
The third Air department: Elveden corridor used to be the Headquarters of this department of the eighth US military Air strength. often it flew B17 Flying Fortresses out of Suffolk, yet integrated a few bases in Norfolk. a few devices had brief classes flying B24 Liberators. The well-known 'Bloody Hundredth', established at Thorpe Abbotts used to be normal of the devices in the third Air department. From June 1943 to January 1944 it targeted its efforts opposed to airfields, submarine amenities and airplane industries in France and Germany. January via may possibly 1944, the gang bombed enemy airfields, industries, marshaling yards, V-1 missile websites, together with participation within the Allied crusade opposed to enemy plane factories in the course of monstrous Week, February 20-25, 1944. Participated within the first sunlight raid opposed to Berlin (March four, 1944) and accomplished a chain of assaults opposed to Berlin March 6, eight, 1944 for which the a centesimal Bomb team was once provided a moment Presidential Unit quotation. in the summertime of 1944 oil...
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From our height it looked like we could spit across the Straits of Dover. Major Louis G. Thorup led the High Squadron with me leading the second element of three ships behind him. It turned out to be a piece of cake. We saw no fighters and only three bursts of flak. However, the bombing smelled, as we completely missed the aerodrome and put the bombs out in fields with quite a few going into the town itself. It was a downwind bomb run and apparently our lead bombardier badly underestimated the force of the wind at 20,000ft.
Unseen Army, On Base Striking Arm Of The Eighth. 1944 Introduction The first steps in the creation of the 3rd Bomb Division began on 12 May 1943 when the 94th, 95th and 96th Bomb Groups in the 1st Bomb Wing in Northamptonshire awaited transfer to Suffolk and Essex to form the nucleus of a new 4th Bomb Wing. All three groups were equipped with B-17F Flying Fortresses with long-range ‘Tokyo tanks’ built into their wings and the tips to hold an additional 1,080 gallons of fuel. The 94th, 95th and 96th Bomb Groups were to relocate to Earls Colne, Framlingham and Andrews Field respectively.
As the weather was CAVU (Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited) we could see both shores plainly. From our height it looked like we could spit across the Straits of Dover. Major Louis G. Thorup led the High Squadron with me leading the second element of three ships behind him. It turned out to be a piece of cake. We saw no fighters and only three bursts of flak. However, the bombing smelled, as we completely missed the aerodrome and put the bombs out in fields with quite a few going into the town itself.
3rd Air Division, 8th Air Force USAF 1942-45. Flying Fortress & Liberator Squadrons in Norfolk & Suffolk by Martin W. Bowman