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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 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 37, Szolnok Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 37, Szolnok Marshalling Yard

2 June 1944

The month of June began auspiciously with an excellent mission against the Marshalling Yards at Szolnok, Hungary. Captain Dooley led the Group with Colonel Glantzberg leading the second section. Good weather, but little flak, no enemy fighters.
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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 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 412, Maribor Marshalling Yard, Slowenia

301st BG (H), Mission 412, Maribor Marshalling Yard, Slowenia

13 February 1945

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): In the Vienna area of Austria, 640+ B-17s and B-24s with fighter support hit the S ordnance depot, S and SE goods yards and depot, C repair shops, and Matzleinsdorf marshalling yard, and the marshalling yards at Graz, Austria; Sarvar, Hungary; and in Yugoslavia, 2 at Zagreb and 2 at Maribor, the Pula harbor, the Maribo...
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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 197, Wels Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 197, Wels Marshalling Yard

20 March 1945

Lt. Colonel Hardy led a six box formation in attacking the Wels Main Marshalling Yard, Austria, on 20 March. Again 100 pound general purpose bombs were used. Despite an eight-tenths cloud coverage at the target, the bombing was done visually. As had repeatedly been the case during the month when the Group was attacking marshalling yards of secondary - importance, t...
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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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96th BG (H), Mission 300, Hagen - Hengstey Marshalling Yards

96th BG (H), Mission 300, Hagen - Hengstey Marshalling Yards

23 March 1945

The picture shows the first wave of bombs dropped by the allied B-17's.

519 B-17s are sent to hit marshalling yards Hengstey (113), Giesecke (91), Holzwickede (184) and the Unna yard at Dormund (38); secondary targets hit are Meschede (19) and marshalling yards at Siegen (93) and Marburg (10); targets of opportunity are Herdecke (10), Haliger (1) and...
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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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464th BG (H), Mission 127, Devinska Nova Ves - Marshalling Yard

464th BG (H), Mission 127, Devinska Nova Ves - Marshalling Yard

6 December 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 270+ B-17s and B-24s attack marshalling yards at Graz, Austria; Szombathely, Sopron, Nagycenk, Hegyeshalom, and the town of Zalaegerszey, Hungary; Maribor, Yugoslavia; and Bratislava, and Devinska Nova Ves, Czechoslovakia, plus scattered targets of opportunity; P-51s and P-38s escort the bombers, cover Royal Air Force (...
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