Air Force 1st Air Division - First Over Germany

First Over Germany 1945 04 15 nr 01
First Over Germany 1945 04 15 nr 01
Ruhr ... End of the Road: destroyed overhead viaduct in Cologne ... Brigadier General Howard M. Turner, Division commander with General Spaatz Lieut. General James H. Doolittle and Colonel Charles E. Marion ... Just one day against the Luftwaffe: 351st Group low squadron photo (Vechta) and strike picture of 92nd's lead squadron (Achmer), Brooks of scouting force ... On the nose: Ulzen 22 Feb. 1945, Frankfurt's Adler-Werke, I.G. Farben Ludwigshaven, oil at Hamburg 20 June 1944, Oil at Mannheim 27 April 1944 ... Ingenuity again, aircrews turn mechanic to fly back from Russia: 384th Group crew rebuilds their B-17 Stardust which crash-landed in Poland, 1st Lt. George F. Ruckman ... Return of the Native: Major Clarence L. Thacker ... This is what happen to a target of opportunity: Fulda marshaling yards ... Weather scouts in thick of battle for Germany: Col. Budd J. Peasley, Lt. Col. Jerald C. Price, Lt. Col. Allison C. Brooks ... The Russians were only 16 miles away, successful H2X attack aids campaign in East: March 12th bombing of Swinemunde ... First Rocket Assisted Take Off For B-17: Captain Holub, M/Sgt. Kirkpatrick

First Over Germany 1945 04 21 nr 02
First Over Germany 1945 04 21 nr 02
1st Aids French Drive; Bomb Trapped Nazis in Royan Pocket; sub pens hit at St. Nazairre and Lerient --- Major General Turner as Division Commander, formerly head of the 40th Combat Wing --- Visual targets well hit: Royan, 351st, 379th, 91st, Neumunster, 305th, Derben, Schaftstadt, Kehlenbissen, Wesendorf, Furstenfeldbruck, Welfratshausen, Ober pfaffenheffen --- Oranienburg - good bombing --- One less ammo plant: Kraiburg attacked, 384th Bomb Group --- Then... and now: Lt. Col. Eugene F. Roberts commanding officer of the 364th Fighter Group; Capt. Ray S. Wetmore with 359th Fighter Group

First Over Germany 1945 04 28 nr 03
First Over Germany 1945 04 28 nr 03
Division's Targets Dwindle; clear weather aids blows at rail yards: Regensburg, Plattling, Straubing, Dresden, Trauenstein, Rosenheim, Freising, Elsterwerda, Falkenburg, Branderburg, Seddin and Treuenbrietzen --- U.S. troops view Frankfurt wreckage --- Movie cameras to aid Mickey operators: installations done by men trained at Massachusetts Institute of Technology: S/Sgts. Gerardo Lanzalotta, Arnold M. Farina and Cpl. William H. Howard --- Any Suggestions? --- Forts drop new type lifeboats; trail proves worth of U.S> equipment --- Nazis label PW camp (POW); photo taken by 384th during mission to Dresden, cam was at Wertzlar, Germany --- Mustangs drain Luftwaffe strength, claims: 250 ground... 9 air in seven days! 67th Wing; Capt. Edwin L Heller, photo of Me 262 on fire, 1st Lt. H.G. Schwartz Jr., Capt. J.C. Hunter of 364th

First Over Germany 1945 05 05 nr 04
First Over Germany 1945 05 05 nr 04
Schweinfurt Damage Surveyed; plant Kugel-Fischer A.G. --- Ball-bearing factories photographed at low level --- 1st bomb Skoda plant in Czechoslovakiaa at Pilsen --- Keep it under your hat --- 1st Leaves mark on Nazi capital; drops 10,150 tons in 11 attacks (see list) --- Use of rocket bombs revealed; first attack carried by 92nd Bomb Group at Ijmuiden, Holland (sub pens); inventor Captain Edward Terrell, R.N.V.R. with John B. Murray, RN, COlonel Anthony Q. Mustoe, COmbat Wing commander; Colonel C.S. Hough and James W. Wilson flew the mission --- 43 attacks leveled Schweinfurt plants (photos) --- Handkerchief helps land damaged plane; 1st Lt. James F. Lambright of 352nd Fighter Group after being attacked by Me 262s --- Fighters destroyed more than 2200 E/A; 352nd tops division with 771-1/2 claims --- Forced landing aids 8th's intelligence: forced to land 1st Lt. Howard E. Nelson at an airfield east of Leipzig encounters U.S troops instead of Nazi

First Over Germany 1945 05 12 nr 05
First Over Germany 1945 05 12 nr 05
France Pays Tribute to 1st; General de Corps d'Armee Martial Valin decorated with the Croix de Guerre with Palm these officers: Brigadier Generals Bartlett Beaman, division chief of staff; William M. Gross, commanding general of the 1st Combat Bombardment Wing; Julius K. Lacey, commander of the 94th Combat Bombardment Wing, and Edward W. Anderson, 67th Fighter Wing chief --- Captured flag presented to FIRST by ground troops; huge Nazi flag captured by 42nd "Rainbow" Division at Schweinfurt --- Division photographs Oschersleben ruins (FW 190 aircraft plant) --- Mickey bombing paid dividends --- 163 men receive French awards; Division men decorated at impressive ceremony; Sergant Morgan F. Hickey of the 384th Bomb Group --- All ground personnel to fly over Germany --- 487th fighter sqdn cited for gallantry; Captains Henry M Stewart II, Raymond H. Littge from 487th Fighter Squadron decorated with Silver Stars for defending a Belgium airfield shown with Colonel William T. Halton --- Redeployment training underway




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