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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 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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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 218, Lusia Road Bridge

461st BG (H), Mission 218, Lusia Road Bridge

20 April 1945

Major Phillips led the successful mission of 20 April against the Lusia Bridge in Northern Italy. This bridge, one of the few left standing, spanned the Adigo River and was being used by the retreating Germans.

One thousand pound RDX bombs were dropped to obtain excellent results. Flak at target, described as slight, inaccurate, and heavy, damaged o...
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301st BG (H), Mission 340, Budapest Railroad Bridge

301st BG (H), Mission 340, Budapest Railroad Bridge

5 September 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 430+ B-17s and B-24s, with fighter escort, attack communications targets in Hungary and N Italy to impede the withdrawal from the lower Balkans and to disrupt railroad communications in N Italy; targets hit are 2 railroad bridges at Budapest and 1 each at Szolnok and Szob, Hungary and a railroad bridge at Ferrara, Ital...
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320th BG, Mission 363, Peschiera del Garda Railroad Bridge (Bomb Plot)

320th BG, Mission 363, Peschiera del Garda Railroad Bridge (Bomb Plot)

1 October 1944

19 B-26's were over the target and dropped 76 x 1000 lb demolition bombs on the bridge at 11:44 hours from 9759 to 9250 ft.
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461st BG (H), Mission 73, Prahova Oil Refinery

461st BG (H), Mission 73, Prahova Oil Refinery

31 July 1944

Back to Bucharest for the last mission of the month with the usual results over that target area. The target was the Prahova Oil Refinery which is located near the railroad tracks in the northwest section of the City. The cloud coverage was five tenths. As usual there was moderate, inaccurate flak. Only 8.8 percent of the bombs were scored within a 1000 feet of the ...
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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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320th BG, Mission 398, Voghera Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 398, Voghera Railroad Bridge

5 November 1944

The Bridge was bombed by 18 B-26's, which dropped 139 x 500 lb demolition bombs and 5 x 500 lb demolition bombs with 6 hour delay fuses at 15:39 hours from 9600 to 8600 ft.
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320th BG, Mission 418, Pizzighettone Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 418, Pizzighettone Railroad Bridge

18 November 1944

34 B-26's dropped 119 x 1.000 lb demolition bombs and 12 x 1.000 lb demolition bombs with 6 hour delay fuses on the alternate target at 12:21 hours.
The primary target, Avisio Railroad Viaduct, was obscured by a effective smoke screen.
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320th BG, Mission 426, Breisach Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 426, Breisach Railroad Bridge

33 B-26's of the 441Sq & 442 Sq dropped at 14:12 hours, 135 x 1000 lb demolition bombs.
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301st BG (H), Mission 348, Sava Railroad Bridge Belgrade

301st BG (H), Mission 348, Sava Railroad Bridge Belgrade

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 463 B-17s and B-24s, some with fighter escort, hit marshalling yards at Subotica and Szeged, Hungary and railroad bridges at Novi Sad and Belgrade, Yugoslavia and Szob, and Budapest, Hungary; fighters maintain cover over the Budapest area.
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