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Calamity Over Kassel

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Questions:

 

Why did the 445th become separated? Was it navigational error or deliberate? If the latter, why? Was the 445th on a special mission?

 

The lead bombardier didnít drop his bombs, but everyone else did. Why?

 

Reports say the 445th dropped its bombs on the secondary target of Gˆttingen, but in the original orders, that city was not mentioned.

 

Why was the deputy navigatorís briefcase confiscated when he landed at the base? 

 

Why was this incident concealed from the Allied press and, consequently, from the American people?

Updated: July 18, 2011 — 3:25 PM

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