Illustration of Isigny in Normandy After Bombing by the Ninth Air Force

Title

Illustration of Isigny in Normandy After Bombing by the Ninth Air Force

Subject

Bombing was a common theme for almost all groups in the Ninth Air Force; scenes like this were what ground troops would have to walk through when they were done

Description

As the fighters and bombers of the Ninth Air Force did their jobs, ground troops would have to clean up after them. Cleaning out rubble with bulldozers and shovels was common when Allied Forces moved into the cities that had been occupied by Germans only hours before. It was not common, however, for the airmen in the aircraft to see the destruction they had wrought, except in instances of attacking airfields that they would later take over.
This illustration can be found in The Commemorative History of the Ninth Air Force book.

Creator

United States Army Air Corps

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Research Division

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1945-1946

Files

Ninth_AF_rubble.JPG

Collection

Citation

United States Army Air Corps, “Illustration of Isigny in Normandy After Bombing by the Ninth Air Force,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed September 21, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/14.