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Wien II (Vienna - Overlay)

Wien II (Vienna - Overlay)

On December 11th 1944 several Bombardment Groups attacked the train station Matzleinsdorf before the 461st approached. Thick clouds of smoke are covering the 10. Bezirk.

Heavy flak fire caused severe damage on 14 of 24 bombers, the bombs of the 461st were dropped too short.
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461st BG (H), Mission 46, Szony Oil Storage

461st BG (H), Mission 46, Szony Oil Storage

14 June 1944

The Air Force was still slaving away at German oil. The Group bombardiers were still hot. With CAVU weather, no enemy fighters, and only slight flak the 461st got 39 percent of its bombs within 1000 feet of the center of impact on the oil storage installations at Szony, Hungary.
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Wien I (Vienna - Overlay)

Wien I (Vienna - Overlay)

On August 22nd 1944 the 461st Bombardment Group attacked the oil depot of Lobau.
The black smoke indicates direct hits with the 1,000lb-bombs. The 461st was attacked by 34 German fighters, 11 were shot down. 16 of the remaining 23 bombers were damaged by flak, another one was shot down later over Jugoslavia.
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Korneuburg (Overlay)

Korneuburg (Overlay)

Air raid of the 461st Bombardment Group against Korneuburg, Austria, on July 8th 1944.
The target was a refinery. 52% of the dropped bombs were within 1,000 ft of the targetpoint.

The river of the overlay doesn't match because the pic was made with a tilt and not vertically. I focussed on the streets of the city.
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Wels I (Overlay)

Wels I (Overlay)

On December 25th 1944 the 461st Bombardment Group departured for an attack on a refinery in Czechoslovakia, but the group was late. Wels, Austria was the designated alternative target, but missed it.
The impacts are on open field in the northwest corner of the picture.
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461st BG (H), Mission 60, Nimes Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 60, Nimes Marshalling Yard

12 July 1944

By the 12th of the month several of the crews had completed their fifty sorties. Upward of 100 combat crew members had been sent back to the United States on a rotation basis. Other crews were at rest camps. The number of crews available, consequently, was limited. For this mission it was decided to fly a formation of four flights instead of the customary six flight...
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461st BG (H), Mission 119, Isotta Fraschini Works, Milan, Italy

461st BG (H), Mission 119, Isotta Fraschini Works, Milan, Italy

461st BG (H), Mission #119
20 October 1944
Target: Isotta Fraschini Works, Milan, Italy

After having hammered away despite adverse weather conditions in Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Germany for three weeks in October, the Group was assigned on 20 October to attack the lightly defended Isotta Fraschini Works at Milan, Italy. Weather conditions on this mission were e...
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461st BG (H), Mission 59, Toulon Submarine Base

461st BG (H), Mission 59, Toulon Submarine Base

11 July 1944

Lt. Colonel Applegate led the Group in an attack on submarines stationed in the harbor of Toulon. The weather was excellent and the Germans were slow in starting their smoke pots. The flak was only moderate in intensity. For some reason, however, most of the bombs overshot the target to the right with only fair results.
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461st BG (H), Mission 37, Szolnok Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 37, Szolnok Marshalling Yard

2 June 1944

The month of June began auspiciously with an excellent mission against the Marshalling Yards at Szolnok, Hungary. Captain Dooley led the Group with Colonel Glantzberg leading the second section. Good weather, but little flak, no enemy fighters.
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461st BG (H), Mission 65, Munich - Oberschleissheim Aerodrome

461st BG (H), Mission 65, Munich - Oberschleissheim Aerodrome

19 July 1944

Success still crowned the efforts of Major Burke as a Group leader on the difficult mission to the Schleissheim Airdrome Installations at Munich. The target was partially obscured by clouds and the flak holed eighteen of the twenty-three planes over the target, but 43 percent of the 1000 pound general purpose bombs were within 1000 feet of the briefed aiming point.
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461st BG (H), Mission 38, Orelle Railroad Bridge and Viaduct

461st BG (H), Mission 38, Orelle Railroad Bridge and Viaduct

4 June 1944

The target for this mission was a pinpoint target in the Alps Mountains. A railroad bridge and viaduct at Orelle, Italy. The Group maintained its poor record against bridges by missing the target because of the failure of the formation leaders to properly identify the target.
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461st BG (H), Mission 55, Beziers Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 55, Beziers Marshalling Yard

5 July 1944

The third target of the month was located in the third country in which the Group had bombed during the month of July. The target was the large Marshalling Yard at Beziers, France. The purpose in hitting this target was that of hampering the movement of two German divisions from Southwest France to the fighting front in Normandy. Photographs of this mission are most ...
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