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  - Giebelstadt, Germany

Target Category: Airfield -  
Construction began in late 1934 and was finished in 1935. The buildings were designed along the lines of National Socialism with extensive use of natural stone and wood. In 1944 the runway was extended and the parking areas for aircraft were dispersed. The airfield was captured by US forces 1 April 1945. Despite considerable damage and destruction, the US immediately used the airfield, basing fighters and bombers there. After the war, the Strategic Air Command Europe based B-29 bombers here. http://www.fliegerhorste.de/giebelstadt.htm
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MISSIONS TO TARGET - Click on date to open a new browser tab
1944-09-10 8th AF 619, 8th AF 620
1944-10-03 8th AF 662
1945-02-25 8th AF 847
1945-03-22 8th AF 906