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  • 75th Anniversary of the Combined Bomber Offensive ...

    2018-6-10 · German ball bearing factories became the target in October 1943 during “Black Week.” Bombers were still flying unescorted and aircraft and aircrew losses continued to mount. The attacks damaged or destroyed about half of ball bearing production and drew more air defense forces back to Germany from occupied Europe.

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  • Allied bombing of Germany during the second world

    2009-9-10 · The German arms industry continued to expand its output until autumn 1944, despite the heaviest air attacks. Some of the best-publicised attacks, including those on ball-bearing plants ...

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  • WWII Ball Bearing Secrets - Page 2 - Practical Machinist

    2011-10-5 · Every bearing had a serial number and was sent back to Hyatt for rebuild. Inspection, regrinding races and new rollers to fit the new sizes of the reground races. There was a gov't inspector there daily to keep track of the paper trail. This must have cost a fortune. Can't let the ball bearing …

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  • The Top 5 Air Battles of World War II: Big Week |

    Feb. 20, 1944 marked the start of a campaign to destroy the Luftwaffe on the ground and in the air. The dream of Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold, Gen. Carl Andrew “Tooey” Spaatz and Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle, Big Week bombing sorties would attack the German fighter manufacturing plants, fighter component plants, and ball-bearing factories, seeking to destroy the German fighters at the source ...

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  • 60 B-52s Shot Down In One Day? Today’s U.S. Air

    2020-9-15 · Consider the famous October 1943 raid on Schweinfurt, when 291 U.S. Army Air Force (as the U.S. Air Force was then known) B-17 Flying Fortress bombers attacked German ball-bearing …

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  • These Previously Unseen Photos Bear Witness to the

    2015-8-19 · A German underground ball-bearing factory in Germany, where all size bearings were made. Shown is a row of polishing and grinding machines used to …

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  • Luftwaffe AFRIKA cuff title WWII German – Murphs

    The cuff title is a 32mm wide mid-brown band, bearing the word AFRIKA flanked on both sides by an image of a palm tree and edged top and bottom with a 3mm strip, all embroidered in silver-grey braid or cotton. The design was the same for all three armed services. The band was worn on the lower left sleeve of the uniform, including on greatcoats.

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  • Hush-Kit Top Ten: The Ten Best Fighters of World War

    2013-12-17 · Written by Hush Kit Posted in Aviation, Top Tens 59 comments. December 18, 2013 - 5:20 am Glen. Okay I know you won’t like this but I do think the hurricane was a better fighter than the P39 and of course the hurricane was the winner of the battle of Britain only later for reasons best known the British government they said the spitfire won the battle .

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  • World War II's Top Guns: This Group of P-47 Fighter

    2019-4-18 · World War II's Top Guns: This Group of P-47 Fighter Pilots Shot Down Over 500 Planes. The 56th Fighter Group led by Colonel Hubert Zemke scored over …

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  • BOAC Flights to Sweden 1942 | WWII Forums

    2017-10-13 · Ball-bearing Run - Wikipedia Ball-bearing Run was the nickname of a war-time flight Stockholmsruten between Stockholm and Leuchers, Scotland. The flight was run by the Royal Norwegian Air Force, but for political reasons operated as an ordinary BOAC Flight, aircraft having civilian registration and the Norwegian military crew wearing BOAC ...

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  • Lesser Known Facts of WWII 1943

    2013-10-31 · The single biggest loss to the US 8th Air Force was when 291 B17s and B24s raided the German ball-bearing factories at Schweinfurt, fifty miles northwest of Nuremberg on October 14, 1943. This was the second raid by US Flying Fortresses on the five factories producing ball bearings.

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  • Schweinfurt - Third Reich in Ruins

    2021-1-15 · Post-war investigation by the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey showed that while production fell by early 1944 to about half of the pre-attack totals, it rose again to about 85 percent by mid-1944. The German war machine never suffered from a significant loss in bearing supply throughout the war. But Schweinfurt was left largely in ruins ...

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  • Hush-Kit Top Ten: The Ten Best Fighters of World War

    2013-12-17 · Written by Hush Kit Posted in Aviation, Top Tens 59 comments. December 18, 2013 - 5:20 am Glen. Okay I know you won’t like this but I do think the hurricane was a better fighter than the P39 and of course the hurricane was the winner of the battle of Britain only later for reasons best known the British government they said the spitfire won the battle .

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  • The German Tank Problem | Hacker News

    2019-6-30 · German quality was largely a myth. Examine tanks; they need to be survivable, reliable, and potent. Without all three, they're useless. German tanks were rarely the best on the battlefield when measured this way. Aircraft (especially fighters) have the same three requirements: until the ME-262 was deployed, Germany was only on par with the allies.

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  • Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Ausf.A - Tank Encyclopedia

    2020-12-5 · In August 1939, in German documents, the designation Panzerkampfwagen (3.7 cm) L.T.M. 38 began to appear. L.T.M. 38 was an abbreviation which stood for Leichte Tank Modell 38 (light tank type/model 38), while in some sources it stands for Leichte Tank Munster. In some German documents, the designation Panzer III (t) was also used.

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  • Top 10 Most Bizarre Tanks Ever Built - WAR HISTORY

    2016-3-26 · 1. Ball Tank, Kugelpanzer (1915): Kugelpanzer literally means ‘spherical tank’. Built by the Nazis during the WWII, it was a one-man reconnaissance tank prototype with an armored shell and viewpoint. It was one of the most bizarre armored fighting vehicles ever built.

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  • The Norden Bombsight: Was it Truly Accurate Beyond

    2016-7-21 · Major Thomas Ferebee is shown with the Norden bombsight he used to aim the atomic bomb from the Enola Gay above Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. When the Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber Enola Gay left the island of Tinian in the Pacific with its top-secret nuclear weapon, Major Thomas Ferebee, the 24-year-old bombardier, used a Norden sight, serial no. V-4120, to aim his bomb from …

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  • Best medium bomber of WWII? | Page 12 | Aircraft of

    2021-3-18 · Ball bearings, Peenemunde, V1 and V2 silos, submarine pens, shipbuilding, Tirpitz and other surface raiders, Aircraft production, oil production and processing, rail road and canal transportation, electricity production and grid, tank production, tank formations. The list of 'top …

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    Gator-RC is your source for radio control vehicles, airplanes and accessories.

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  • Aviation Movies (WWI and WWII) - IMDb

    Aircraft designer/patriot R. J. Mitchell, alarmed at growing German militarism, works to perfect a defense against the German Messerschmidt at the cost of his health. Director: Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John, Roland Culver. Votes: 1,621

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  • WW2 German Third Reich Militaria & Collectables I

    German WWII Luftwaffe Herman Goring NCO's Cuff Title, circa 1943 - 1945 period, measures approximately 500mm in length and 32mm in height. Beautifully machine embroidered on blue wool construction, with 'Herman Goring' in block script with silver threads in mint condition.

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  • Bombs Away: WWII Heavy Bombers set stage for

    2018-9-14 · On Sept. 6, 1943, Perrone’s crew joined a raid on a German ball bearing production plant. Of the 400 Flying Fortresses launched for the mission, 60 were shot down and 600 Airmen were lost. “The flak was so thick you could walk on it,” said Perrone. “During the ins and outs of the cities, through flak, was the only time I was scared.

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  • B-17 Flying Fortress – Top Facts About the WWII

    2016-5-19 · September 6 th, 1943, 400 bombers sent out to attack a ball-bearing plant, 45 were lost. October 4 th, 291 B-17s sent to the same location, 60 were lost. January 11 th, 1944, 600 B-17s sent to various industries. Bad weather brought down this number to 238 out of which 60 were lost. 5. Head On

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  • Shinwa Kwaiken Tanto Ball Bearing Open Pocket Knife

    9 inches open 4 inch ball bearing open stainless steel blade with gray tini coat. G10 handle, Steel clip, Liner locking. Very nice premium!!! FOR MULTIPLE ITEM PURCHASES I DO COMBINE SHIPPING BY WEIGHT TO SAVE YOU MONEY ON SHIPPING EXEPT WHEN SHIPPING IS ALREADY FREE. IF YOUR COMBINING SHIPPING PLEASE EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW THANKS FOR …

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  • Best medium bomber of WWII? | Page 12 | Aircraft of

    2021-3-18 · Ball bearings, Peenemunde, V1 and V2 silos, submarine pens, shipbuilding, Tirpitz and other surface raiders, Aircraft production, oil production and processing, rail road and canal transportation, electricity production and grid, tank production, tank formations. The list of 'top …

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  • World War II Photos | National Archives

    2021-1-13 · General Douglas MacArthur wades ashore during initial landings at Leyte, P.I., October, 1944. Cropped from Select List number 150. National Archives Identifier: 531424 The Second World War was documented on a huge scale by thousands of photographers and artists who created millions of pictures. American military photographers representing all of the armed services covered the

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  • Top 10 Most Bizarre Tanks Ever Built - WAR HISTORY

    2016-3-26 · 1. Ball Tank, Kugelpanzer (1915): Kugelpanzer literally means ‘spherical tank’. Built by the Nazis during the WWII, it was a one-man reconnaissance tank prototype with an armored shell and viewpoint. It was one of the most bizarre armored fighting vehicles ever built.

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  • The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the

    2021-4-28 · An exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war In The Bomber Mafia, Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history.

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  • Aviation Movies (WWI and WWII) - IMDb

    Aircraft designer/patriot R. J. Mitchell, alarmed at growing German militarism, works to perfect a defense against the German Messerschmidt at the cost of his health. Director: Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John, Roland Culver. Votes: 1,621

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  • Military Systems Group, Inc. | Machine Gun Turret

    The mounting bracket (M70-337) mounts to the rear of the turret using existing turret bearing mounting holes. The mounting bracket is designed for use with the 3-bay ammo can holder (M70-244), which can be rapidly removed and installed using captive ball lock pins.

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