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‘Black Thursday’: The bleakest day for U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II
The Army Air Force’s bombing raid on the ball bearing plants in Schweinfurt, Bavaria, on Oct. 14, 1943, included 291 American bombers, of which 60 were lost and 231 returned to England either with minor damage or damage beyond repair. American losses in aircraft and aircrew on that day is forever known as the Army Air Force’s ‘Black Thursday.’ (Archival photo)

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