Thread: Bomber Aces
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Old 9th October 2005, 18:45
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Re: Bomber Aces

On July 5 1943, 28 B17s from the 99th Bomb Group, had as it's target Gerbini airfield, pre Sicily invasion. They destroyed about 20 aircraft on the ground, and they were attacked by over 100 enemy fighters, 3 of 6 B17s in my sqdn were shot down, 49 enemy fighters were shot down, plus several probables. One waist gunner Sgt was credited with shooting down 7 enemy planes. At a ceremony several days later, 2 Generals awarded him some medals, promoted him to 2nd Lt, shlpped him out and declared him an ace.
Jules Horowitz, B17 pilot
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