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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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Bucharest Ring

Bucharest Ring

The Bucharest Ring is a street circuit in the Romanian capital city of Bucharest.

Designed by famed track designer Hermann Tilke, the circuit is in the city centre, and has the Palace of the Parliament in its infield.

It was announced in September 2010 that the circuit will host a round of the Auto GP championship in July 2011, with the event becoming known as the ...
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461st BG (H), Mission 14, Chitila Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 14, Chitila Marshalling Yard

24 April 1944

Target: Chitila Marshalling Yard, Bucharest, Roumania

For the third time during the month the Group went to Chitila Marshalling Yard at Bucharest, Roumania. This time the weather was CAVU with haze. The target was picked up by the lead plane, but unfortunately a bomb rack malfunction temporarily held up the bombs in the lead plane, which overshot th...
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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 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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National Theatre of Bucharest

National Theatre of Bucharest

The National Theatre Bucharest was founded in 1852 and it became a national institution in 1864 by a decree of Mihail Kogălniceanu.
Its first building was destroyed during the bombardment of Bucharest during the World War II and the new building has been in use since 1973. The new building is located about half a kilometer away at University Square, in a complex that also includes t...
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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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The Triumphal Arch - Bucharest

The Triumphal Arch - Bucharest

Raised in Bucharest to commemorate Romania's Great War heros, "Arcul de Triumf" stands about 25 meters high. The first monument, made of wood, was erected on the same spot in 1922, being replaced in 1935 by the actual arch, built in Deva granite, by Architect Petre Antonescu, who is also the father of the Bucharest City Hall. The Triumphal Arch is conceived in classical style, followi...
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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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Spanish fort in Bucharest?

Spanish fort in Bucharest?

Next to the main ringroad of Bucharest, about to be swallowed by Progress, lies what seems a lot like the fortifications you also find in Holland (for example Naarden
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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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