Piacenza, Italy A-D 05/25/1944
Mission # 43
This mission was part of the 15th Air Force`s early campaign to destroy the German fighter aircraft on the ground to reduce the number of German planes available to intercept the U S Bomber fleets
Mission No. 43, 5-25-44, was directed at the Placenza Airdrome A-D in the Po River Valley of North Italy to destroy German aircraft on the ground with a large concentration of fragmentation ( frag ) bombs on runways, hangers and repair facilities.
WWII Mission of the 459th Bombardment Group to Piacenza, Italy A-D on 05/25/1944