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Heavy Bombers Attack Pilsen, Czechoslovakia
April 24, 1945

During World War II the 8th Air Force would make its last raid on industrial targets in the European theater when it would send more than 270 heavy bombers over Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. They would drop more than 500 tons of bombs and destroy more than 70% of the manufacturing capacity of the Skodd factories in Pilsen.





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