WWII Aerial Images Unearthed: US Pilots’ Snapshots Reveal Extent of Germany’s Post-War Devastation –

In May 1945, US pilots embarked on hundreds of reconnaissance flights, aboard the same bombers which had razed much of Germany to the ground. Instead of launching bombs, however, they shot photographs, creating a hard-hitting portrait of their trail of destruction.

The instructions from the commanders of the 8th US Air Force were clear: Only the best and most experienced pilots were to be used on this special mission, which was taking place at the end of World War II. Hundreds of bombers, including B-24 Liberators, B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-26s, were going to thunder low through the air over Germany — for six consecutive days.

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