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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.
Rating of 311/29/2005749Google Earth Logo
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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.
No rating yet07/13/2007819Google Earth Logo
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491st BG (H), Mission 27, Villacoublay Airfield

491st BG (H), Mission 27, Villacoublay Airfield

On 25 June the Group returned to Paris and again lost one to the vicious flak over that city. The B-24 (44-40129) flown by 1st Lt. Marvin W. Butler of the 855th took a direct burst in the bomb bay and broke in two just aft of the wing. "The tail section floated down slow and easy like a big box kite," but nobody saw any chutes.

8th USAAF Strategic Operations from 25 Ju...
No rating yet06/07/2007627Google Earth Logo
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Montdidier Airfield, 17 July 1944

Montdidier Airfield, 17 July 1944

Montdidier Airfield on July 17, 1944. This was for bomb damage assessment. The airfield looks abandoned.

FRIDAY, 14 JULY 1944
Mission 473: During the evening 131 B-24s are dispatched to hit airfields in France; 54 hit Montdidier Airfield and 39 hit Peronne Airfield; 9 B-24s are damaged. 40 other B-24s fail to bomb because of failure of blind-bombing equipment. Escort is ...
No rating yet12/24/20081,059Google Earth Logo
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301st BG (H), Mission unknown, Argos Bridge

301st BG (H), Mission unknown, Argos Bridge

9 October 1943

MEDITERRANEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Twelfth Air Force):
XII Bomber Command B-17's bomb airfields at Larissa, Athens and Salonika, Greece and Argos, Italy. B-24's hit Kastelli/ Pediada Airfield on Crete. P-38's fly a sweep between the island of Corfu, Greece and Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia and escort shipping in the Karpathos Straits between Carpathos and Rhodes...
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Aguadulce Army Airfield

Aguadulce Army Airfield

Aguadulce Army Airfield (also known as Airdrome Aguadulce ) is a former United States Army Air Forces World War II airfield in Panama used as part of the defense of the Panama Canal. It was closed on 1 March 1948.

Established on 1 April 1941, Aguadulce Airfield's mission was to defend the Panama Canal. Most of its operational history was that of an auxiliary airfield, hosting fig...
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303rd BG (H), Mission 130, Dijon Airfield

303rd BG (H), Mission 130, Dijon Airfield

This photo was taken from the camera pit in Thunderbird on March 28, 1944. The target was an airfield at Dijon, France. Bomb strikes can be seen in one area of buildings. A following group of fortresses wiped out the next group of buildings, while a third group demolished the third group of buildings. The airfield was completely destroyed.
No rating yet09/26/2007775Google Earth Logo
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B-24J from the 859th Bomb Squadron near Magdeburg

B-24J from the 859th Bomb Squadron near Magdeburg

Close-up showing the 859th squadron number (X4) and the tail code (J+) that identifies the Liberator as 44-40132 I'LL BE AROUND.

Lt Menweg's 44-40132 I'LL BE AROUND on the 29 Jun 44 Mission 43 to Magdeburg.
Note blank circle on the wing. Group letter had not yet been applied to any 492nd aircraft at this time.

Of 591 B-24s, 81 hit Magdeburg, 74 hit Oschersle...
Rating of 411/10/20097,167Google Earth Logo
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301st BG (H), Mission 356, Vienna Florisdorf Oil Refinery

301st BG (H), Mission 356, Vienna Florisdorf Oil Refinery

13 October 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 650+ fighter escorted B-17s and B-24s bomb oil refineries at Blechhammer, Germany and Vienna/Floridsdorf, Austria; motor works, locomotive shops, and marshalling yard at Vienna and Graz, Austria; Banhida, Szekesfehervar and Papa, Hungary; and Hranice and Mezirici, Czechoslovakia; some of the escorting fighters strafe ra...
No rating yet07/13/2007867Google Earth Logo
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301st BG (H), Mission 355, Blechhammer Synthetic Oil Plant South

301st BG (H), Mission 355, Blechhammer Synthetic Oil Plant South

13 October 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 650+ fighter escorted B-17s and B-24s bomb oil refineries at Blechhammer, Germany and Vienna/Floridsdorf, Austria; motor works, locomotive shops, and marshalling yard at Vienna and Graz, Austria; Banhida, Szekesfehervar and Papa, Hungary; and Hranice and Mezirici, Czechoslovakia; some of the escorting fighters strafe ra...
Rating of 507/31/20071,245Google Earth Logo
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301st BG (H), Mission 329, Flak-Tower, Vienna

301st BG (H), Mission 329, Flak-Tower, Vienna

23 Aug 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force):
In Austria, 472 B-24s and B-17s supported by P-51s and P-38s bomb the S industrial area of Vienna, the Wiener-Neudorf aircraft engine factory, Vosendorf oil refinery, and Markersdorf Airfield, and attack targets at Ferrara, Italy, missing a river bridge but hitting a synthetic rubber factory.

Flak-Tow...
Rating of 311/29/20051,023Google Earth Logo
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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.
No rating yet12/12/20071,078Google Earth Logo
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