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Why were ball bearings so important during WW2? - Quora

Answer (1 of 9): I think this question has been fully answered now, but following on from Andrew Warriner’s answer the Germans too recognised the importance of ball bearing production. The story below illustrates how they once attacked a ball bearing factory here

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Did Swedish Ball Bearings Keep the Second World War Going? Re …

“Ball Bearings” from Neff dated 13 March 1944. German Imports from Sweden The growth in German purchases of Swedish ball bearings violated the 1939 Anglo‐ Swedish War Trade Agreement.7 As Table I illustrates, more than 58% of German ball

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Did Swedish Ball Bearings Keep the Second World War Going? Re …

“Ball Bearings” from Neff dated 13 March 1944. German Imports from Sweden The growth in German purchases of Swedish ball bearings violated the 1939 Anglo‐ Swedish War Trade Agreement.7 As Table I illustrates, more than 58% of German ball

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Factories and Shipyards | World War II Database

Germany ROF Chorley Factory Euxton, England United Kingdom Sasebo Naval Arsenal Shipyard Sasebo, Nagasaki Japan Schiffbau Gesellschaft Unterweser Gh Shipyard Bremerhaven, Weser-Ems Germany Schweinfurt Ball Bearing Factories

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The Cost of Schweinfurt - Air Force Magazine

1/2/2010· The German armaments minister, Albert Speer, said in his memoirs that the boing caused a 38 percent drop in ball bearing production. Speer could not reloe the industry immediately because he could not afford to stop production during the move.

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The Area Boing of Germany in World War II: An Operational …

German civilian population in the country''s principal towns M Kirby-and R Capey-Area boing of Germany in World War 11 663 and cities. This was sustained even after his Command had the wherewithal to engage in the strategically more profit-able option of

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Death on the High Road: The Schweinfurt Raid

Death on the High Road: The Schweinfurt Raid. Schweinfurt translates as ‘pig ford’ or ‘pig crossing.’. But it is unlikely that many of the 3,000 airmen who claered into their Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses during the cold, damp morning hours of October 14, 1943, gave much thought to the meaning of the word. For them, Schweinfurt meant

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Update On Recovered T-34 Tank With German Markings

From February to Septeer 1944, heavy battles were fought in the narrow, 50 km-wide, Narva front in the north-eastern part of Estonia. Over 100,000 men were killed and 300,000 men were wounded there. During battles in the summer of 1944, the tank

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The Fall of Germany 1944 - 1945 | World War Photos

Boed ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt Bo Damage To Köln (Cologne) Germany 14 March 1945 US Troops Aid Wounded German Soldier in Belgium 1944 P-47 Thunderbolt over ruins of Berchtesgaden German Soldiers Captured during Battle for Ruins Of

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Why was it so important for Allies to hit German ball bearing …

Answer (1 of 8): At the time it appeared that destroying the ball bearing factories at Schweinfurt would be a key factor in reducing the ability of the Germans to make all kinds of war machines. Albert Speer asserted after the war that German ball-bearing production

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Worst Air Raid Of USA In World War II- Schweinfurt–Regensburg …

25/6/2021· US Boers dropped bos over the ball-bearing factories. The Second wave had to endure German fighters on its way back to Britain. More than 60 boers were lost in the mission, making it the

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Back to Schweinfurt - Air Force Magazine

31/8/2018· Eighth Air Force destroyed some 75 percent of Schweinfurt’s ball-bearing production and severely damaged industrial, railroad, and urban areas. Photo: USAAF/AFA Many know of the initial Eighth Air Force raid on Schweinfurt, Germany’s, ball-bearing factories.

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Okun Resource - German Shell Fuzes of World War II - NavWeaps

German WWII Army Fuzes German WWII Navy Fuzes Types Fuzes 40.6cm 38cm 30.5cm 28cm (actually 28.3cm) 24cm 21cm 20.3cm 17cm (actually 17.4cm) 15cm 12.8cm 12cm 10.5cm 8.8cm 7.5cm 6cm 5cm 4cm 3.7cm 2cm 15mm 13mm Other Glossary

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Schweinfurt Raid - WW2 Timeline (October 14th, 1943)

Though 30% of German ball-bearing production is knocked out, 60 American aircraft do not return to home bases in the UK. The high level of losses in these raids forces the USAAF to temporarily suspend long-range boing attacks into Germany.

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Death on the High Road: The Schweinfurt Raid

Death on the High Road: The Schweinfurt Raid. Schweinfurt translates as ‘pig ford’ or ‘pig crossing.’. But it is unlikely that many of the 3,000 airmen who claered into their Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses during the cold, damp morning hours of October 14, 1943, gave much thought to the meaning of the word. For them, Schweinfurt meant

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The Cost of Schweinfurt - Air Force Magazine

1/2/2010· The German armaments minister, Albert Speer, said in his memoirs that the boing caused a 38 percent drop in ball bearing production. Speer could not reloe the industry immediately because he could not afford to stop production during the move.

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Ball Bearing | National Museum of American History

10/1/2022· This is a caged six-ball single row deep groove bearing that was made by Fichtel & Sachs of Schweinfurt, Germany around 1950. The bearing is inscribed “W C 6405B.” German bearing manufacturers had a long history of manufacturing bearings in Schweinfurt, and their production during World War II made them a target for American boings. The Anti-Friction …

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Factories and Shipyards | World War II Database

Germany ROF Chorley Factory Euxton, England United Kingdom Sasebo Naval Arsenal Shipyard Sasebo, Nagasaki Japan Schiffbau Gesellschaft Unterweser Gh Shipyard Bremerhaven, Weser-Ems Germany Schweinfurt Ball Bearing Factories

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Schweinfurt Raid - WW2 Timeline (October 14th, 1943)

Though 30% of German ball-bearing production is knocked out, 60 American aircraft do not return to home bases in the UK. The high level of losses in these raids forces the USAAF to temporarily suspend long-range boing attacks into Germany.

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World War II: Schweinfurt-Regensburg Raid Summary

3/8/2018· This was to be accomplished through a coined boer offensive against German aircraft factories, ball bearing plants, fuel depots, and other related targets. Early Pointblank missions were conducted by the USAAF''s 1st and 4th Boardment Wings (1st & 4th BW) based in the Midlands and East Anglia respectively.

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Second Schweinfurt raid - Wikipedia

Low-friction ball and roller bearings were used in all parts of military and commercial machinery, and research indied that roughly half of the German bearing industry was loed in Schweinfurt, concentrated at four or five factory sites on the western side of town.

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Ball Bearing | National Museum of American History

10/1/2022· This is a caged six-ball single row deep groove bearing that was made by Fichtel & Sachs of Schweinfurt, Germany around 1950. The bearing is inscribed “W C 6405B.” German bearing manufacturers had a long history of manufacturing bearings in Schweinfurt, and their production during World War II made them a target for American boings. The Anti-Friction …

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Ron Mihalko family in Germany - Conn Barracks

The installation was returned to the German government on Septeer 19, 2014. Schweinfurt''s status as a ball bearing manufacturing center made it an ideal target during the Second World War. Between October 1944 and April 1945 the

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United States Strategic Boing Survey: Summary Report …

The Ball-Bearing Attack The German anti-friction bearing industry was heavily concentrated. When the attack began, approximately half the output came from plants in the vicinity of Schweinfurt. An adequate supply of bearings was correctly assumed to be In a

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WWII Ball Bearing Secrets - Practical Machinist

28/9/2011· Ball bearings were used at each link in the track for German tanks. That is a lot of bearings and just one more reason why the bearing plants were a critical target. Repair and replacement of tracks was not a snap job. The Sherman …

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Mass Rape of German Women After the Fall of Germany in 1945

They committed the largest mass rape in history, with the s and women of East Prussia bearing the first brunt of their brutality. Here, most s were gang raped and then murdered. “Tot den Deutschen Okkupaten!” (Death to the German Occupants) the victorious Soviet soldier cried, and regardless of age, German women and s were taken without mercy.

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World War II: Schweinfurt-Regensburg Raid Summary

3/8/2018· This was to be accomplished through a coined boer offensive against German aircraft factories, ball bearing plants, fuel depots, and other related targets. Early Pointblank missions were conducted by the USAAF''s 1st and 4th Boardment Wings (1st & 4th BW) based in the Midlands and East Anglia respectively.

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World War II - Air warfare, 1942–43 | Britannica

World War II - World War II - Air warfare, 1942–43: Early in 1942 the RAF boer command, headed by Sir Arthur Harris, began an intensifiion of the Allies’ growing strategic air offensive against Germany. These attacks, which were aimed against factories, rail

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Update On Recovered T-34 Tank With German Markings

From February to Septeer 1944, heavy battles were fought in the narrow, 50 km-wide, Narva front in the north-eastern part of Estonia. Over 100,000 men were killed and 300,000 men were wounded there. During battles in the summer of 1944, the tank

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World War II - Air warfare, 1942–43 | Britannica

World War II - World War II - Air warfare, 1942–43: Early in 1942 the RAF boer command, headed by Sir Arthur Harris, began an intensifiion of the Allies’ growing strategic air offensive against Germany. These attacks, which were aimed against factories, rail