‘Black Thursday’: The bleakest day for U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II
Plumes of smoke rise from exploding 500-pound bombs dropped on the ball bearing plants in Schweinfurt, Bavaria, on Oct. 14, 1943, a date known as ‘Black Thursday’ due to the large number of U.S. aircraft and aircrew lost during the raid. (Archival photo)

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