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461st BG (H), Mission 197, Wels Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 197, Wels Marshalling Yard

20 March 1945

Lt. Colonel Hardy led a six box formation in attacking the Wels Main Marshalling Yard, Austria, on 20 March. Again 100 pound general purpose bombs were used. Despite an eight-tenths cloud coverage at the target, the bombing was done visually. As had repeatedly been the case during the month when the Group was attacking marshalling yards of secondary - importance, t...
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461st BG (H), Mission 198, Graz Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 198, Graz Marshalling Yard

21 March 1945

Target: Graz Marshalling Yard, Austria

For Mission No. 198 on 21 March the marshalling yard at Graz turned out to be the alternate target selected for pathfinder bombing. The primary target had been the Bruck Marshalling Yard, Austria, but Major Poole, the formation leader, abandoned it because of poor visibility. One thousand pound general purpose ...
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461st BG (H), Mission 176, Rosenheim - Kolbermoor Marshalling Yards

461st BG (H), Mission 176, Rosenheim - Kolbermoor Marshalling Yards

16 February 1945

On 16 February the Group finally came through with a superior bombing mission when Major Baker led a large formation against the Rosenheim West Marshalling Yard in Germany. A concentrated pattern of bombs fell across the East half of the small marshalling yard with many hits on freight cars, through tracks, and the choke point. With CAVU weather and no flak the ...
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Marifu Marshalling Yard bombed 14 August 1945

Marifu Marshalling Yard bombed 14 August 1945

The Marifu Rail Yard, 2 miles east of Iwakuni, and 2 miles south of Otaka, Japan, after the bombing raid of 14 August 1945 by 108 B-29 Superforts of the 21st Bomber Command.
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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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461st BG (H), Mission 222, Linz Marshalling Yards

461st BG (H), Mission 222, Linz Marshalling Yards

25 April 1945

Linz Main Marshalling Yard, Austria

With the offensive in Italy progressing successfully, the Air Force suddenly turned to bombing in support of the Russian armies on the Southeastern front. The mission on 25 April 1945 was to Linz, Austria, with the Main Marshalling Yard as the primary target. Major Phillips led the mission with Lt. Colonel Gregory l...
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Ingolstadt Ordnance Depot 5 April 1945

Ingolstadt Ordnance Depot 5 April 1945

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): 2 missions are flown. Mission 928: 1,358 bombers and 662 fighters attack marshalling yards, ordnance depots, armament works and airfields in Germany; they claim 8-0-6 aircraft; 10 bombers and 1 P-51 are lost:
1. 436 B-17s are dispatched to hit munitions dumps at Ingolstadt (211) and Grafenwohr (94), and the marshalling yard at Bayreuth (73); targe...
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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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301st BG (H), Mission 219, Marshalling Yard Verona

301st BG (H), Mission 219, Marshalling Yard Verona

28 January 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force):
In Italy, B-17's, with fighter escorts, bomb Aviano Airfield and Verona marshalling yard; B-24's hit the marshalling yard at Ferrara.
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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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Kitzingen, 23.02.1945 Bombing Raid

Kitzingen, 23.02.1945 Bombing Raid

Mission #321 of the 303rd BG

The 8th Air Force dispatched their bombers to attack railroad and communication targets on the second day of Operation CLARION. Thirty-nine 303rd BG(H) aircraft were dispatched on this long 9 1/2 hour mission. No aircraft returned early. The primary target was at Zwickau, Germany, and the secondary and last resort targets were at Crailsheim, Germany—...
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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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