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461st BG (H), Mission 39, Fornovo di Taro Railroad Bridge

461st BG (H), Mission 39, Fornovo di Taro Railroad Bridge

5 June 1944

On this mission Lt. Colonel Hawes took his turn at missing a railroad bridge. The primary target was a railroad bridge at Borgo Val di Tare on the East side of the Apennines. This target was obscured by built-up cumulus clouds. After making three unsuccessful attempts to locate the target, the Group flew across to the west side of the Apennines to attack the First Al...
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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 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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Bumpy Road

Bumpy Road

I'm surprised this hasn't been noticed before due to its Proximity of such a famous landmark, but this road next to the Golden Gate Bridge is very bumpy. Terrain error right next to the bridge causes the land to jut up and the road look unnatural.
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Haunted Bridge

Haunted Bridge

This is the Haunted railroad Bridge in Avon Indiana. Legend has it that while the bridge was under construction a worker fell into the wet cement and they could not get him out. So now every time a train goes over you can hear a man screaming. 40 years ago when I was a boy there were no houses around it and it crossed over a gravel road. It was quite scarry. The authorities had to put steel pla...
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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 15, Submarine Pens - Toulon Harbor

461st BG (H), Mission 15, Submarine Pens - Toulon Harbor

29 April 1944

Target: Submarine Pens, Toulon Harbor, France

This mission took the Group on its first trip to France and to a target in the sixth country of Europe which the group bombed during the month of April. This was the first mission on which the 451st, 461st and the 484th flew as the groups of the 49th Bombardment Wing. The mission provided another new ex...
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461st BG (H), Mission 56, Aviano Oil Storage

461st BG (H), Mission 56, Aviano Oil Storage

6 July 1944

The target for Mission No. 56, which was approximately 600 feet square, was probably the smallest target ever assigned to this Group. It was an oil storage plant in open country near an airdrome at the Town of Aviano, Italy. Major Burke continued to be the fair-haired Group leader when a score of 48 percent was recorded for this mission. Then 1st Lt. Ausbon E. Aldred...
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461st BG (H), Mission 163, Brod Railway Bridge

461st BG (H), Mission 163, Brod Railway Bridge

19 January 1945

Target: Brod Railroad Bridge, Yugoslavia

On the 19th of the month Major Mixson led a three flight formation on an attack on the railroad bridge across the Sava River at Brod, Yugoslavia. Despite the fact that some of the bombs were over, there was a solid concentration and direct hits on the target. The mission was scored at 43 percent, the highes...
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461st BG (H), Mission 78, Almasfuzito Oil Refinery

461st BG (H), Mission 78, Almasfuzito Oil Refinery

9 August 1944

The veteran team of Lt. Colonel Knapp, Captain Strong, Lt. King, Lt. Coles, and Lt. Sullivan came through with their second superior mission of the young month when they scored 62 percent on the oil refinery at Almasfuzito, Hungary. Conditions for the attack were ideal -- CAVU weather, no fighters, and not too much flak. Although Captain Strong and Lt. Sullivan did...
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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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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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