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461st BG (H), Mission 179, Rijeka (Fiume) Shipyard

461st BG (H), Mission 179, Rijeka (Fiume) Shipyard

20 February 1945

Thick Cirrus at the head of the Adriatic with tops over 23,000 feet compelled the Group leader, Major Mixson, to abandon the Bolzano Marshalling Yard, Italy, as a primary target on 20 February 1945. The second alternate target, the shipyards at Fiume, Italy, was bombed visually for a score of 37.3 percent. The main concentration of bombs fell in the built-up are...
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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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Oil or gastanker in Trieste

Oil or gastanker in Trieste

A tanker during landing in Trieste.
You see the machine of the ship working
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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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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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457th BG (H), Mission 221

457th BG (H), Mission 221

A strike photo showing bomb straddling the river at Bremen shipyards on Mar 30th, 1945.
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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 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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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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461st BG (H), Mission 41, Antheor Railroad Viaduct

461st BG (H), Mission 41, Antheor Railroad Viaduct

7 June 1944

Major Dooley celebrated his promotion by leading the first successful Group mission ever flown by this Group against a railroad viaduct. The target was at Antheor, France. A high overcast made it necessary to drop the bomb run to 18,000 feet. Using 1,000 pounders the bombardiers turned in a score of 49 percent in placing several hits directly on the viaduct. All plan...
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