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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 extremely good, but the Group failed to completely take advantage of the light defenses and the good weather by dropping only 29 percent of its bombs within the prescribed area.

A bomb felt for error on the school Crispi of Gorla, and destroyed the building. All teachers and 184 children died. In total that day died 614 people in Milan.