Does anyone know of a resource to research bombing records for a certain target on a particular day? I know it's a long shot but I'm curious to an event on July 19th, 1944. The railroad yard at Vinkovci Croatia was bombed that day, a near miss collapsed the house my grandmother was living in at the time burying her for several days before rescue. I was curious to the aircraft, unit of the mission.
Appreciate the links LD. I look into them.
Man the 15th was pretty active over Yugo in the last week and a half of July '44. Great link.
Actually found the mission: It was the 24 of August '44, B-24s from the 450th mission #127.
Last edited by G-AWZT; 08-29-2012 at 12:17 AM.
It was probably a unit of the U.S. 15th Air Force based in Bari, Italy.
Oops! LD beat me to it.
In one S2 report they talk about seeing a silver "B-17" like aircraft in a field, I'm assuming it's a USAAF bird that made a forced landing because of a mechanical issue rather than flak/fighters.
Awesome thread. I just found the mission in which my grandfathers B-17 was shot down.
Thanks LD for those awesome links!
WEDNESDAY, 27 DECEMBER 1944
I would love to find out what units were involved. Sadly he passed away in 2010 so I cannot ask himSTRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force):
520+ B-17s and B-24s bomb the Vosendorf oil refinery, Linz ordnance depot,
marshalling yards at Wiener- Neustadt, Villach, Klagenfurt, Bruck an der Mur,
and Graz, Austria; and Maribor, Yugoslavia and Feldbach, Austria railroad
junction; Brenner rail line; Venzone viaduct, and Vipiteno and Bressanone
railroad bridges in Italy. 44 P-38s bomb bridges at Latisana and Casarsa della
Delizia, Italy. 29 P-51s strafe railroad targets between Vienna and Linz,
Austria. Other fighters fly 250+ escort sorties.