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Erla - Antwerp, Belgium

Target Category: Industry - vehicles
Erla Maschinenwerk GmbH was founded in 1897 as Minerva, the plant produced bicycles, motorcycles and automobiles. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Minerva combined with Noevelle des Automobiles Imperia. During World War II, the Germans used the factories of Minerva in Mortsel as Frontreparaturbetrieb Erla VII for the storage and manufacture of aircraft parts. After the war the company built Land Rovers for the Belgian army and the export market of the Belgian Congo, Portugal, Brazil, Australia. (wikipedia)
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1943-04-05 8th AF Bomber Command Mission 50