USAAF's first raid into Occupied Europe
17th August 1942: The first step in a bombing campaign by a force that would now rapidly expand to wreak devastation on German targets across Europe
The United States Army Air Force began building up its air forces in Europe using B-17Es soon after entering the war. The first Eighth Air Force units arrived in High Wycombe, England, on 12 May 1942, to form the 97th Bomb Gro…
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