Me-262

Ford B-24M 44-50838 blown in half by an Me 262, 4 April 1945

Horrific Images Captured Last Moments of USAAF Bombers during WWII

We’ve compiled a photographic gallery of heart-wrenching images which capture the last moments before disaster of several United States Army Air Force bombers during World War II. All additional information, photographs of the aircraft and crew members and other photographs of downed aircraft for a second article, are appreciated, feel free to contact us or …

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Messerschmitt Me262 in Bodensee, 1946. (Credits: Erich Sallard)

The Messerschmitt Me 262 – First Operational Jet Fighter

The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (“Swallow”), also called the Sturmvogel (“Stormbird”) in its fighter-bomber version, was the world’s first operational jet fighter. It had the potential to create havoc for the western Allies during World War II. When officials demonstrated the plane to Adolf Hitler at Insterburg, Germany on Nov. 26, 1943, Hitler said that …

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