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461st BG (H), Mission 218, Lusia Road Bridge

461st BG (H), Mission 218, Lusia Road Bridge

20 April 1945

Major Phillips led the successful mission of 20 April against the Lusia Bridge in Northern Italy. This bridge, one of the few left standing, spanned the Adigo River and was being used by the retreating Germans.

One thousand pound RDX bombs were dropped to obtain excellent results. Flak at target, described as slight, inaccurate, and heavy, damaged o...
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461st BG (H), Mission 39, Fornovo di Taro Railroad Bridge

461st BG (H), Mission 39, Fornovo di Taro Railroad Bridge

5 June 1944

On this mission Lt. Colonel Hawes took his turn at missing a railroad bridge. The primary target was a railroad bridge at Borgo Val di Tare on the East side of the Apennines. This target was obscured by built-up cumulus clouds. After making three unsuccessful attempts to locate the target, the Group flew across to the west side of the Apennines to attack the First Al...
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461st BG (H), Mission 38, Orelle Railroad Bridge and Viaduct

461st BG (H), Mission 38, Orelle Railroad Bridge and Viaduct

4 June 1944

The target for this mission was a pinpoint target in the Alps Mountains. A railroad bridge and viaduct at Orelle, Italy. The Group maintained its poor record against bridges by missing the target because of the failure of the formation leaders to properly identify the target.
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Arbergen - Dreye Railway Bridge

Arbergen - Dreye Railway Bridge

21 March 1945
20 Lancasters of No 617 Squadron attacked the Arbergen railway bridge just outside Bremen. 2 piers of the bridge were destroyed. 1 Lancaster lost.
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Stave River -  Mission, BC

Stave River - Mission, BC

Downstream of B.C. Hydro Dam to the CPR Railway Bridge

Great place for Salmon, Trout, Steelhead, etc...
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Operation Market Garden - Arnhem railway bridge Overlay

Operation Market Garden - Arnhem railway bridge Overlay

An aerial view of the Railway Bridge which was blown by the Germans on Sunday 17th September 1944.
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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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Venlo Railway Bridge - 19 November 1944

Venlo Railway Bridge - 19 November 1944

This picture shows the results from an attack of RAF bombers against the approaches of the Venlo railway bridge.
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301st BG (H), Mission 350, Debrecen Marshalling Yard

301st BG (H), Mission 350, Debrecen Marshalling Yard

21 September 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 345 B-17s and B-24s attack marshalling yards at Debreczen and Bekescsaba, Hungary, the railroad at Brod, Yugoslavia and in Hungary, highway bridges at Baja, in the Kiskore area, and at Tiszafured, plus the Novi Sad, Yugoslavia railroad bridge; 42 P-38s dive-bomb the Osijek, Yugoslavia marshalling yard; other fighters ...
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Migennes Railway damaged by Bombing - June 1944

Migennes Railway damaged by Bombing - June 1944

Photograph taken on 28 June 1944, after hitting the railway bridge and yards of Migennes.
Two tracks cut and train damaged by direct hit on south edge of bridge. About three tracks blocked by debris from one hit and 4 near misses on embankment west of bridge.
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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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