Aerial Bombardment Of Pointe Du Hoc By The US Army Air Force Before D-Day

Date:
1944

Prior to D-Day, the German coastal fortifications at Point du Hoc were bombarded by the U.S. Army Air Forces.  Unfortunately, the aerial bombardment had little effect on these concrete defenses. The men from the US 2nd Ranger Battalion suffered heavy losses while trying to scale the 100 foot high cliff.

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
EISE 1929895
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site

Boeing F4B-4

Date:
1933
Publisher/Studio:
Boeing Aircraft Co.

The Boeing F4B/P-12 series served as the primary fighter of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Air Corps in the early 1930s, and it remained in service in numerous roles until the early 1940s. It was the last wooden-winged, biplane fighter produced by Boeing and used by the U.S. military. The large quantity of F4B/P-12s built and purchased helped to establish Boeing as an important aircraft manufacturer and to sustain the firm through the economic hardships of the Great Depression. Total production of the F4B/P-12 series reached 586. Read more »

Description (physical):

H: 2.9m, W: 9.2m, L: 6.2m, Wt: 2354lbs.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington, District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
A19610200000CP09
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum