Major Thomas Dale Hutchinson, USAAF


B-17 Bombing Photos

Bombing Nazi Jet Airfields at Vechta, Germany
March 24, 1945

8th Air Force,
384th Bomber Group,
547th Squadron

A page from the Thomas Dale Hutchinson (deceased) collection describing his W.W.II experiences as a B-17 Pilot, and Deputy Commander of the 384th Bomber Group, 8th U.S. Army Air Force







Bombs away.



On their way.



Bombs starting to explode on the jet airfield.





Last photo before the jet airfield field
disappears under B-17










The material on these pages, and considerably more, came into my possession after Thomas Dale Hutchinson's death. I hope to add to this website until I have all 25 of his missions, the crew photos, pilot's logs, and bombing photos displayed.

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