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micky 27th August 2005 18:15

Reggio Emilia R/R Bridge, july 7 1944
 
Hello friends, i'm looking for the squadron who hit the Reggio Emilia R/R Bridge on july 7 1944.
Friends of 57th bw told me that they B-26 and Mitchells was over other targets, so i think was the Raf or the Saaf who hit the bridge.
Anyone can help? thanks

Nick Beale 27th August 2005 19:35

Re: Reggio Emilia R/R Bridge, july 7 1944
 
I don't have the answer but I know where you could find it: UK National Archives file AIR23/6510 which has the Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Forces daily intelligence/operations summaries for April - July 1944.

micky 29th August 2005 10:34

Re: Reggio Emilia R/R Bridge, july 7 1944
 
Thank you Nick, its common for me research trough AFRHA in america, i don't know much about PRO, how it work? I've heard that they don't make research, and i must go to London if i would search. its correct? thanks

tanzebau 7th August 2022 23:21

Re: Reggio Emilia R/R Bridge, july 7 1944
 
Hello Micky,

from allied reports:

RAIL BRIDGE REGGIO EMILIA
23 B.26's, 31 FAF B.Gp., dropped 92x1000 at 0800 hours, reporting good coverage of the target area. 2 B.26's were damaged by flak

Buckeye30 8th August 2022 16:27

Re: Reggio Emilia R/R Bridge, july 7 1944
 
As Tanzebau mentions the French unit was 31st Escadre ( GB I/22, GB II/20, GB II/52 and GB I/19) all B-26s on Sardinia.
Their tail numbers were blue.



The targets for early July are here, from "The Army Air Forces in WW2" (p.403). The Twelfth B-25s were from Corsica (3 Groups).



https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF...AF-III-11.html


Nick

Buckeye30 10th August 2022 17:00

Re: Reggio Emilia R/R Bridge, july 7 1944
 
Parts of all 3 Twelfth B-25 groups were operating in the area ..........
310BG; (379/380BS s) --rail bridges San Giovanni (Arezzo).
(428BS)--same at L-73657 (2 bridges).
321BG; 2 missions, Sasso and Fratta R/R bridges.
340BG; (488BS)--R/R bridges Arezzo area.
(486 and 487BS s were on Nickeling missions).


Nick


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