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461st BG (H), Mission 162, Treviso Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 162, Treviso Marshalling Yard

15 January 1945

Target: Treviso Marshalling Yard, Italy

A whole week passed before the Group was able to fly Mission No. 162. Finally, on the 15th of the month, Major Poole led another four flight formation in a visual attack on the marshalling yard at Treviso, Italy. Many of the bombs dropped short but others fell in the target area for a score of 32.1 percent. ...
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301st BG (H), Mission 219, Marshalling Yard Verona

301st BG (H), Mission 219, Marshalling Yard Verona

28 January 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force):
In Italy, B-17's, with fighter escorts, bomb Aviano Airfield and Verona marshalling yard; B-24's hit the marshalling yard at Ferrara.
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461st BG (H(, Mission 181, Kempten Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H(, Mission 181, Kempten Marshalling Yard

22 February 1945

Colonel Lawhon took off in the lead of a thirty-plane four box formation to attack the marshalling yard at Ingolstadt, Germany, on 22 February. Due to impassible weather he was compelled to abandon the primary target and search for a target of opportunity to be bombed visually. The target selected was the marshalling yard at Kempton, Germany. The choke point of ...
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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 201, Ceske Budejovice Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 201, Ceske Budejovice Marshalling Yard

24 March 1945

On 24 March the Group bombed again in Czechoslovakia on the first mission in a long time to this country. The target was the marshalling yard at Ceske Budejovice. Captain Thackston led the formation against this undefended target. The patterns around the two aiming points were scattered but both of them carried completely across the marshalling yard. The two roundh...
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461st BG (H), Mission 204, Graz Marshalling Yards

461st BG (H), Mission 204, Graz Marshalling Yards

30 March 1945

Target: Graz Marshalling Yard, Austria

Mission No. 204 on the 30th of the month was a four plane "lone wolf' mission with the Vienna North Marshalling Yard as the primary target. Finding that the weather over the Alps was much better than had been briefed, Lt. Miller, who had taken over the lead, decided to abandon the primary target and to hit ...
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461st BG (H), Mission 176, Rosenheim - Kolbermoor Marshalling Yards

461st BG (H), Mission 176, Rosenheim - Kolbermoor Marshalling Yards

16 February 1945

On 16 February the Group finally came through with a superior bombing mission when Major Baker led a large formation against the Rosenheim West Marshalling Yard in Germany. A concentrated pattern of bombs fell across the East half of the small marshalling yard with many hits on freight cars, through tracks, and the choke point. With CAVU weather and no flak the ...
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461st BG (H), Mission 164, Linz Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 164, Linz Marshalling Yard

20 January 1945

Target: Linz North Main Marshalling Yard, Austria

For Mission No. 164 Captain Roberts drew the assignment of leading what turned out to be the roughest mission of the month of January. The target was the North Main Marshalling Yard at Linz, Austria. For purposes of destroying rolling stock in the yard, 100 pound general purpose bombs were used. W...
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461st BG (H), Mission 76, Miramas Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 76, Miramas Marshalling Yard

6 August 1944

For this mission the strategy of the Fifteenth Air Force, which at the time was not being revealed to Group personnel, continued to anticipate the invasion of southern France. The target was a large Marshalling Yard in the comparatively small town of Miramas, France. With excellent weather, no fighter opposition, and not much flak at the target, Major Goree and Lt....
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301st BG (H), Mission 341, Oradea Marshalling Yard

301st BG (H), Mission 341, Oradea Marshalling Yard

6 September 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 542 B-24s attack communications targets in Rumania, Yugoslavia and Hungary and troop and tank concentrations in S Yugoslavia; in Rumania, 2 marshalling yards are hit at Oradea, and 2 nearby bridges over the Sebes Koros River; targets in Yugoslavia are a marshalling yard at Novi Sad, a bridge at Belgrade, and tanks and ...
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461st BG (H), Mission 188, Graz Marshalling Yards

461st BG (H), Mission 188, Graz Marshalling Yards

4 March 1945

Target: Graz Main Marshalling Yard, Austria

The mission of 4 March against Graz Main Marshalling Yard, Austria, found Major Rider leading a large formation. The bombs fell across the target area with twenty-five strikes on cars in the yard and other rail installations. An overhead pass was hit, while still other bombs fell on the tracks between the m...
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466th BG (H), Mission 137, Karlsruhe Marshalling Yard

466th BG (H), Mission 137, Karlsruhe Marshalling Yard

5 November 1944

The 466th BG put up 35 a/c, and dropped 26,000 lbs. of bombs on the marshalling yards on this mission
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