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320th BG, Mission 363, Peschiera del Garda Railroad Bridge (Bomb Plot)

320th BG, Mission 363, Peschiera del Garda Railroad Bridge (Bomb Plot)

1 October 1944

19 B-26's were over the target and dropped 76 x 1000 lb demolition bombs on the bridge at 11:44 hours from 9759 to 9250 ft.
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320th BG, Mission 362, Pastrengo Dump Area

320th BG, Mission 362, Pastrengo Dump Area

1 October 1944

12 B-26's were over the target and dropped 240 x 100 lb demolition bombs at 10:44 hours from 9500 to 9000 ft.
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461st BG (H), Mission 179, Rijeka (Fiume) Shipyard

461st BG (H), Mission 179, Rijeka (Fiume) Shipyard

20 February 1945

Thick Cirrus at the head of the Adriatic with tops over 23,000 feet compelled the Group leader, Major Mixson, to abandon the Bolzano Marshalling Yard, Italy, as a primary target on 20 February 1945. The second alternate target, the shipyards at Fiume, Italy, was bombed visually for a score of 37.3 percent. The main concentration of bombs fell in the built-up are...
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461st BG (H(, Mission 181, Kempten Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H(, Mission 181, Kempten Marshalling Yard

22 February 1945

Colonel Lawhon took off in the lead of a thirty-plane four box formation to attack the marshalling yard at Ingolstadt, Germany, on 22 February. Due to impassible weather he was compelled to abandon the primary target and search for a target of opportunity to be bombed visually. The target selected was the marshalling yard at Kempton, Germany. The choke point of ...
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461st BG (H), Mission 201, Ceske Budejovice Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 201, Ceske Budejovice Marshalling Yard

24 March 1945

On 24 March the Group bombed again in Czechoslovakia on the first mission in a long time to this country. The target was the marshalling yard at Ceske Budejovice. Captain Thackston led the formation against this undefended target. The patterns around the two aiming points were scattered but both of them carried completely across the marshalling yard. The two roundh...
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461st BG (H), Mission 196, Muehldorf Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 196, Muehldorf Marshalling Yard

19 March 1945

One hundred pound general purpose bombs were used by the Group in attacking the marshalling yard at Muhldorf, Germany, on 19 March. A great deal of damage was done to the target, but the bomb pattern was scattered over a comparatively large area. Of the thirty-five planes led over the target by Captain Thackston, only one was hit by flak. Unfortunately, however, a ...
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461st BG (H), Mission 218, Lusia Road Bridge

461st BG (H), Mission 218, Lusia Road Bridge

20 April 1945

Major Phillips led the successful mission of 20 April against the Lusia Bridge in Northern Italy. This bridge, one of the few left standing, spanned the Adigo River and was being used by the retreating Germans.

One thousand pound RDX bombs were dropped to obtain excellent results. Flak at target, described as slight, inaccurate, and heavy, damaged o...
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320th BG, Mission 398, Voghera Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 398, Voghera Railroad Bridge

5 November 1944

The Bridge was bombed by 18 B-26's, which dropped 139 x 500 lb demolition bombs and 5 x 500 lb demolition bombs with 6 hour delay fuses at 15:39 hours from 9600 to 8600 ft.
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320th BG, Mission 408, Voghera Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 408, Voghera Railroad Bridge

8 November 1944

18 B-26's dropped 141 x 500 lb demolition bombs on the primary target at 13:38 hours from 9500 to 8500 ft.
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320th BG, Mission 409, Ala Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 409, Ala Railroad Bridge

10 November 1944

At 12:46 hours, 18 B-26's were over the primary target and dropped 131 x 500 lb demolition bombs and 6 demolition bombs with 6 hour delay fuses from 11600 to 10600 ft.
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320th BG, Mission 411, Rovereto Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 411, Rovereto Railroad Bridge

11 November 1944

18 B-26's dropped 66 x 1000 lb demolition bombs and 5 x 1000 lb demolition bombs with 6 hour delay fuses on the primary target at 12:05 hours from 11600 to 10600 ft.
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96th BG (H), Mission 300, Hagen - Hengstey Marshalling Yards (after)

96th BG (H), Mission 300, Hagen - Hengstey Marshalling Yards (after)

23 March 1945

The photo was taken 1 hour after the bombardement by an allied airplane.
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96th BG (H), Mission 300, Hagen - Hengstey Marshalling Yards

96th BG (H), Mission 300, Hagen - Hengstey Marshalling Yards

23 March 1945

The picture shows the first wave of bombs dropped by the allied B-17's.

519 B-17s are sent to hit marshalling yards Hengstey (113), Giesecke (91), Holzwickede (184) and the Unna yard at Dormund (38); secondary targets hit are Meschede (19) and marshalling yards at Siegen (93) and Marburg (10); targets of opportunity are Herdecke (10), Haliger (1) and...
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301st BG (H), Mission 467, Peschiera del Garda Supply Dump

301st BG (H), Mission 467, Peschiera del Garda Supply Dump

23 April 1945

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS 15th Air Force):
In Italy, 719 B-24s and B-17s attack bridges over the Brenta and Adige Rivers (at Bonavigo, Zevio, Albaredo d'Adige, 2 at Legnano, Badia, 3 at Padua, and Cavarzere) and hit a supply dump at Peschiera del Garda
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320th BG, Mission 397, Cismon Del Grappa Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 397, Cismon Del Grappa Railroad Bridge

5 November 1944

The primary target was bombed by 18 B-26's. They dropped 63 x 1000 lb demolition bombs and 6 x 1000 lb demolition bombs with 6 hour delay fuses from 10600 to 9600 ft at 12:31 hours.
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320th BG, Mission 395, Roverto Railroad Fill

320th BG, Mission 395, Roverto Railroad Fill

5 November 1944

At 11:33 hours, 15 B-26's dropped 111 x 500 lb demolition bombs and 5 x 500 lb demolition bombs with 6 hour dely fuses over the primary target from an alltitude of 10600 to 9600 ft.
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320th BG, Mission 395, Marco Railroad Fill

320th BG, Mission 395, Marco Railroad Fill

5 November 1944

In two target runs, 18 B-26's dropped 138 x 500 lb demolition bombs and 6 x 500 lb demolition bombs with 6 hour delay fuses between 10:45 and 11:15 hours from 10600 to 9500 ft at the primary target.
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320th BG, Mission 390, Ossenigo Railroad Corniche

320th BG, Mission 390, Ossenigo Railroad Corniche

4 November 1944

17 B-26's dropped 131 x 500 lb demolition bombs and 6 x 500 lb demolition bombs with 5 hour delay fuses on the primary target at 12:01 hours from 10600 to 9600 ft.
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320th BG, Mission 389, Ossenigo Railroad Fill

320th BG, Mission 389, Ossenigo Railroad Fill

4 November 1944

17 B-26's dropped 130 x 500 lb demolition bombs and 6 x 500 lb demolition bombs with 6 hours fuse delay on the primary target at 11:29 hours from 10600 to 9600 ft.
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320th BG, Mission 388, Dolce Railroad Fill

320th BG, Mission 388, Dolce Railroad Fill

4 November 1944

15 B-26's dropped 115 x 500 lb demolition bombs and 5 x 500 lb demolition bombs with 6 hours delay fuses in two target runs between 10:57 and 11:18 hours.
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320th BG, Mission 418, Pizzighettone Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 418, Pizzighettone Railroad Bridge

18 November 1944

34 B-26's dropped 119 x 1.000 lb demolition bombs and 12 x 1.000 lb demolition bombs with 6 hour delay fuses on the alternate target at 12:21 hours.
The primary target, Avisio Railroad Viaduct, was obscured by a effective smoke screen.
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320th BG, Mission 477, Standenbuhl Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 477, Standenbuhl Railroad Bridge

23 February 1945

27 B-26's from the 42nd Bomb Wing were over the target and 9 B-26's dropped 72 x 500 lb. demolition bombs in the first bomb run at 11:51 hours from 10.500 ft and 18 B-26's dropped 144 x 500 lb. demolition bombs at 12:01 hours from 11.600 to 10.800 ft. on the second bomb run.
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320th BG, Mission 468 - 470, St. Georgen Marshalling Yard

320th BG, Mission 468 - 470, St. Georgen Marshalling Yard

22 February 1945

6 B-26's dropped 42 x 500 lb. demolition bombs and 6 x 500 lb. with fuse delay at 13:31 hours from 10.500 ft, instead of the primary target Ebingen railway station

6 B-26's dropped 35 x 500 lb. demolition bombs and 6 x 500 lb. with fuse delay at 13:32 hours from 10.300 ft, instead of the primary target Strassberg railway station.

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Newport Naval Outer Landing Field, Newport, MI

Newport Naval Outer Landing Field, Newport, MI

World War 2-era view of Newport.

This field was built during the WW2 era as the largest of 16 satellite landing fields which supported primary flight training at Grosse Isle Naval Air Station.
The date of construction of Newport NOLF has not been determined, but the earliest depiction of the field which has been located was a 1942 map, which labeled it as "Newport F...
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320th BG, Mission 417, Rastatt Raiload Bridge

320th BG, Mission 417, Rastatt Raiload Bridge

At 13:42 (1 December 1944) , 16 B-26's from the 42nd Bomb Wing dropped 63 x 1000 pound demolition bombs on the primary target.
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