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Diary December 11, 1943

B-17F with the name 'Hells Angles'
An older model B-17F with the name ‘Hells Angles’ is being prepared for a mission.
WW2 War Diary for Saturday, December 11, 1943:

Air War

Germany: Heavy 8th USAAF raid on Emden U-boat yards (20 planes lost). Americans ‘claim 138’ (!) German fighters shot down. General Arnold, GC USAAF, declares that Allies are almost ready to launch a ’24-hour 360-degree’ bombing assault on Germany from north, south, east and west. ‘We are going to hit them everyday and the RAF every night.’

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