Boeing B-17G Fortress of the 381st BG heading for their target.
Germany: 10,000 t. bombs dropped from 1,200 8th USAAF planes and 1,100 Lancaster and Halifax bombers obliterate fortified towns of Düren, Julich and Heinsberg and defense line west of Düren (east of Aachen).
US 1st and 9th Armies launch great attack into Roer Plain, east of Aachen (Operation Queen).
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