B-24M Liberator “Second Chance II” of the 328th Bomb Squadron, along with other 8th Air Force bombers, approaching their bomb run over Zossen, Germany, Mar 15 1945.

Caption   B-24M Liberator “Second Chance II” of the 328th Bomb Squadron, along with other 8th Air Force bombers, approaching their bomb run over Zossen, Germany, Mar 15 1945. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives via D. Sheley
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 15 Jan 2013

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
7 Jul 2013 01:38:03 AM

Are we absolutely sure this is May 25, 1945?
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
7 Jul 2013 06:19:49 PM

Anonymous #1: No, I am not absolutely sure about the May 15 1945 date. Bombing Germany a week after the surrender would be unusual, to say the least. This was a transcription error on my part as I wrote the caption; my source for this photo lists the date as Mar 15 1945 which would be quite a bit more reasonable. The caption has been corrected accordingly. Thank you for pointing this out.
3. Dave says:
9 Feb 2017 07:50:15 PM

I can assure you this was NOT May. My father was a B-24 pilot in the 328th. His aircraft was marked GO with a "Y" on the vertical stabilizer. When I first saw this picture my heart jumped. I checked his pocket notebook (unauthorized). May 28th the 328th was transfering back to the US. They left from Meeks Iceland that morning bound for Goose Bay Canada. His crew had been altered from March 15th, but didn't fly that day.

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