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Jan 27, 1943

The 8th Air Force bombers, dispatched from their bases in England, fly the first American bombing raid against the Germans, targeting the Wilhelmshaven port. Of 64 planes participating in the raid, 53 reached their target and managed to shoot down 22 German planesand lost only three planes in return.

Theater:  European Theater

ItemType:  Event

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Source:  History.com

Date Added: 2011-01-27

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