The damaged Hispano-Suiza Aircraft Engine Factory after three attacks by the U.S. Eighth Air Force during World War II.
Paris France Date:1945 Duration:2 min 32 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Results of air assaults by the British Royal and U.S. Eighth Air Forces over industrial areas in and around German-occupied Paris during Wolrd War II. The damaged Hispano-Suiza Aircraft Engine Factory (producer of components for Daimler-Benz, Mercedez-Benz) at Bois Colombe, after three attacks by the U.S. Eighth Air Force in December 1943. The destroyed crankshaft plant, foundry, and tool shop. Aircraft engines overhauled, crafted and ready for shipment, left behind by the fleeing Nazis. Allied soldiers and workers under the bare roof. Damaged equipment and material. Allied officers and civilians survey the damage. Collapsed roof structures. Debris and rubble strewn all over the floor. Bent steel structures. Buildings in the surrounding area. Military jeeps parked in the factory grounds. Damaged structures left standing.
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