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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 43, Porto Marghera Refinery

461st BG (H), Mission 43, Porto Marghera Refinery

10 June 1944

On the 6th of June many of the groups in the Fifteenth Air Force had gone to Ploesti. On the 10th of June, the Air Force resumed its policy of bombing the enemy sources of oil supply. Our mission was against the oil refinery of Porto Marghera, Italy. The 765th Squadron Bombardier, Lt. Murphy, found the target for the other bombardiers who turned in an excellent scor...
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461st BG (H), Mission 177, Trieste Shipyards

461st BG (H), Mission 177, Trieste Shipyards

17 February 1945

The primary target for Mission No. 177 was the Schwechat Oil Refinery near Vienna. Because of an ordered delay in take-off due to weather over the Alps, the formation finally got off at 1110 hours. Due to the delay, the target of last resort, the shipyards at Trieste, Italy, became the primary target. The formation was led by Captain Roberts. A great deal of dam...
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461st BG (H), Mission 50, Korneuburg Refineries

461st BG (H), Mission 50, Korneuburg Refineries

26 June 1944

For its fiftieth mission the Group was back again to an oil target. The target, a concentrated one, was a refinery in the open country near the small town of Korneuburg in Austria. Lt. Colonel Knapp led the formation. The pilot of the lead plane was a new one in the number one position of "A" Flight of the first attack unit, Lt. Alkire. The target was obsc...
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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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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 No. 58, Korneuburg Refineries

461st BG (H), Mission No. 58, Korneuburg Refineries

8 July 1944, Target: Korneuburg Oil Refinery, Austria

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force):
In Austria, 520+ B-17s and B-24s attack targets in the Vienna, Austria area bombing refineries at Vosendorf and Korneuburg, the airfield at Zwolfaxing, Markersdorf, and Munchendorf, and marshalling yard and oil storage at Vienna/Floridsdorf, and the airfield at Veszprem; fight...
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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 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 374, Salzburg Marshalling Yard

301st BG (H), Mission 374, Salzburg Marshalling Yard

17 November 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 630+ B-17s and B-24s attack Blechhammer S oil refinery, Germany; Floridsdorf oil refinery in Vienna, Austria; the industrial area in and near Vienna; marshalling yards at Maribor, Yugoslavia; Gyor, Hungary; Graz, Salzburg, Villach, and the town of Sankt Johann in Tirol, Austria; plus several scattered targets of opport...
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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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