Not Just Another Op: The Bremen Raid


This article covers the dramatic events on 20 December 1943 during the American bombing raid on Bremen. The day saw one of the hundreds of pitched battles fought over Germany and Western Europe between the American Eighth Air Force and the Luftwaffe during the war. The article reveals many surprising and fascinating stories, including an American Medal of Honor winner, a jinxed Flying Fortress, and the difficult day experienced by Jagdgeschwader 11 and the German twin-engine fighter units.

Using primary sources and several first-hand accounts, this 21-page article tells the story of one of the battles in the skies over Europe. It is illustrated with 27 photos, an overview map and tables.

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