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301st BG (H), Mission 343, Vienna Schwechat oil refinery

301st BG (H), Mission 343, Vienna Schwechat oil refinery

10 September 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): In Austria, 344 B-17s and B-24s bomb 5 ordnance depots and SE industrial area in Vienna and 2 oil refineries in the area. 88 B-24s escorted by P-38s and P-51s bomb the port of Trieste, Italy. and 45 B-24s, with P-51s escorting, fly a supply mission to Lyon, France.
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301st BG (H), Mission 356, Vienna Florisdorf Oil Refinery

301st BG (H), Mission 356, Vienna Florisdorf Oil Refinery

13 October 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 650+ fighter escorted B-17s and B-24s bomb oil refineries at Blechhammer, Germany and Vienna/Floridsdorf, Austria; motor works, locomotive shops, and marshalling yard at Vienna and Graz, Austria; Banhida, Szekesfehervar and Papa, Hungary; and Hranice and Mezirici, Czechoslovakia; some of the escorting fighters strafe ra...
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301st BG (H), Mission 374, Salzburg Marshalling Yard

301st BG (H), Mission 374, Salzburg Marshalling Yard

17 November 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 630+ B-17s and B-24s attack Blechhammer S oil refinery, Germany; Floridsdorf oil refinery in Vienna, Austria; the industrial area in and near Vienna; marshalling yards at Maribor, Yugoslavia; Gyor, Hungary; Graz, Salzburg, Villach, and the town of Sankt Johann in Tirol, Austria; plus several scattered targets of opport...
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461st BG (H), Mission 173, Maribor Marshalling Yards

461st BG (H), Mission 173, Maribor Marshalling Yards

13 February 1945

Mission No. 173 finally turned out to be another double header mission, each with a different target. A TWX which was received from the Air Force through channels, however, directed that in the future double header missions should be counted as one mission.

The target of the Red Force was the Central Repair Shops at Vienna, Austria. Major Poole l...
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301st BG (H), Mission 355, Blechhammer Synthetic Oil Plant South

301st BG (H), Mission 355, Blechhammer Synthetic Oil Plant South

13 October 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 650+ fighter escorted B-17s and B-24s bomb oil refineries at Blechhammer, Germany and Vienna/Floridsdorf, Austria; motor works, locomotive shops, and marshalling yard at Vienna and Graz, Austria; Banhida, Szekesfehervar and Papa, Hungary; and Hranice and Mezirici, Czechoslovakia; some of the escorting fighters strafe ra...
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461st BG (H), Mission 204, Graz Marshalling Yards

461st BG (H), Mission 204, Graz Marshalling Yards

30 March 1945

Target: Graz Marshalling Yard, Austria

Mission No. 204 on the 30th of the month was a four plane "lone wolf' mission with the Vienna North Marshalling Yard as the primary target. Finding that the weather over the Alps was much better than had been briefed, Lt. Miller, who had taken over the lead, decided to abandon the primary target and to hit ...
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461st BG (H), Mission 13, Bad Voslau Airdrome

461st BG (H), Mission 13, Bad Voslau Airdrome

23 April 1944

When the crew members learned at briefing that they were to attack their first target in the Vienna Area, they fully realized that they were now in the big time. Before our Group hit its target the 304th Wing had performed an outstanding job in practically demolishing the buildings at the Airdrome. Uncovering the three flights of each Section in approaching the targ...
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Wien III (Vienna - Overlay)

Wien III (Vienna - Overlay)

Attack on the Südbahnhof (southern central station) on February 19th 1945. The impacts are in the Verschubgelaende (area where trains are shifted, don't know English word) between Gudrunstrasse and Arsenal also in the housing area near Gudrunstrasse/Laxenburgerstrasse.

Only 14 of the 24 bombers dropped the bombs over the primary target, the leader dropped them over secondary targ...
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301st BG (H), Mission 396, Medvedov Road Bridge

301st BG (H), Mission 396, Medvedov Road Bridge

2 December 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force):
Around 500 B-17s and B-24s attack Blechhammer N and S and Odertal, Germany oil refineries; the Floridsdorf oil refinery at Vienna and the marshalling yard at Strasshof, Austria; Celldomolk, Hungary marshalling yard; and Medvedov, Czechoslovakia highway bridge, plus scattered targets of opportunity in C and E Eur...
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Flak-Towers in Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna

Flak-Towers in Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna

Flak towers (German: Flaktürme) were large, above-ground anti-aircraft gun blockhouses used by the Luftwaffe to defend against Allied air raids on certain cities during World War II. They also served as air-raid shelters for tens of thousands of people and to coordinate air defence.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flak_tower
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461st BG (H), Mission 185 (Red Force), Ora Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 185 (Red Force), Ora Marshalling Yard

28 February 1945

The busy month of February ended with another double header mission. The target for both Forces was the marshalling yard at Ora, Italy. Major Roberts, still flushing from his promotion, completed his tour of combat duty by leading the Red Force on this mission. The bombs were dropped visually on this "hot" target for a score of 15.6 percent. Nine of th...
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461st BG (H), Mission 162, Treviso Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 162, Treviso Marshalling Yard

15 January 1945

Target: Treviso Marshalling Yard, Italy

A whole week passed before the Group was able to fly Mission No. 162. Finally, on the 15th of the month, Major Poole led another four flight formation in a visual attack on the marshalling yard at Treviso, Italy. Many of the bombs dropped short but others fell in the target area for a score of 32.1 percent. ...
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