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Eight Air Force Historical Society - Minnesota Chapter - Bob Egan Photos         Back to Picture Page
A photocopy of the mission plan for the February 25, 1944 raid on the Furth airfield near Nurnburg, the last of "Big Week." The Egan crew flew second position, behind an H2X radar equipped B-24 with a Lt. Col command pilot in the right seat. The weather was so clear (extremely unusual for flying weather in the ETO) that pilot Bob Egan could clearly see from the Baltic to the Mediterranean from 22,000 feet. He recalls seeing U. S. bombers flying out of bases in Italy strike their targets as well. Bombing results were excellent because snow, which fell the day before, completely obliterated German camouflage of the target. Marks on the right are of a crewman's boot print.

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