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Picture date: December 14, 1943
Kalamaki Airdrome Athens, Greece

OverlayKalamaki Airdrome Athens, Greece

Original image caption:

The acme of co-ordinations, accuracy, and coverage on an airdrome target is shown in this picture taken during the raid on Athens/Kalamaki Airfield by the Flying Fortresses on 14 December 1943. Photo interpretation shows that the large bomb bursts, in the center of the picture, are the 500lb bombs that damaged the hangars, other installations, and well post-holed the taxi-strip. The small bursts, around the perimeter of the airdrome are fragmentation bombs which hit the dispersed aircraft and destroyed and damaged more than one-half of the 39 enemy aircraft on the ground.

2nd Bomb Group, 49th Bomb Squadron, 15th Air Force

Source Archive picture: Fold3-ID #49111756

Country:
Greece

City:
Athens

Tags:
Airfield

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