B-17 bomber of 8th Army Air Force dropped a load of bombs on the Hispano Suiza aircraft engine repair depot and other factories just outside Paris, France, 31 Dec 1943

Caption   B-17 bomber of 8th Army Air Force dropped a load of bombs on the Hispano Suiza aircraft engine repair depot and other factories just outside Paris, France, 31 Dec 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   208-EX-249A-27
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Photos on Same Day 31 Dec 1943
Photos at Same Place Courbevoie, Île-de-France, France
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 22 Oct 2006

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1. JCM says:
15 May 2020 10:58:39 PM

Greeting's from France.
The city is "Bois Colombe", a suburb of Päris. There where three great compagnies working for german : Hispano-Suiza (world known luxury car before the war), SKF (ball bearing) and Air Equiment.
The city was bombed 4 times, 43/09/09, 43/09/15, 43/12/31 and 44/06/22.
72 death, 150 wounded and 1500 houses destroyed. No information on the effect on industry.

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Lat/Long 48.9040, 2.2594
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