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Google Earth Plug-in: 301st BG (H), Mission 329, Flak-Tower, Vienna

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23 Aug 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force):
In Austria, 472 B-24s and B-17s supported by P-51s and P-38s bomb the S industrial area of Vienna, the Wiener-Neudorf aircraft engine factory, Vosendorf oil refinery, and Markersdorf Airfield, and attack targets at Ferrara, Italy, missing a river bridge but hitting a synthetic rubber factory.

Flak-Tower Stiftskaserne / Esterhazypark (3rd Generation)

FLAK TOWERS, LOCATED JUST TO THE LEFT OF PHOTO LEDGEND.
FLAK TOWERS WERE EMMENSE CONCRETE FORTIFICATIONS USUALLY BRIMMING WITH ANTI-AIRCRAFT WEAPONS AND SEARCH LIGHTS.
SMOKE, FROM CENTER ONE, POSSIBLE FROM GERMAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS.
FLAK TOWER ON LOWER LEFT CONTAINED RANGING EQUIPTMENT. USUALLY KEPT SEPARATE FROM GUN TOWER DUE TO CONCUSSIONS FROM ANTIAIRCRAFT GUNS.

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