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Bombing Hungary, Szob in 1944

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2011/12/29 08:39:10 (permalink)
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Bombing Hungary, Szob in 1944

Hello!
I'm working on a book about an industrial narrow gauge railway at Szob (Hungary-Europe). During the WWII the 99th Bombardment Group has attacket this city, mainly the railroad bridge by the city. The attacks (5, 18 and maybe 20-September-1944) have destroyed the station and the workshop of the industrial railway. These buildings were very close to the bridge... by the way the bridge was not destroyed.
I've some pictures about the bombing but I would like to ask if somebody has more pictures about these days over Szob? Or has somebody information which bombing squad attacked the city?
If you are interested in, I can attach some pics about the buildings before and after the bombing.
 
Thank you for your helping!
 
Krisztian
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    elosieto
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    Re:Bombing Hungary, Szob in 1944 2011/12/29 12:19:35 (permalink)
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    The pics are about the destroyed stone-breaker (maybe there is a better word...) and a house with some offices and locker-rooms.
    As you can see on the last picture, the yard of the narrow gauge railwas laid northwest from the bridge and the way of the bombing (maybe there is a better word too...) was set from northwest to southeast too.

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    Re:Bombing Hungary, Szob in 1944 2012/01/19 06:12:41 (permalink)
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    By the way thanks for the pictures (just looking at them).
    My father was in the 463rd BG,772nd BS (different group but in the same wing) and I saw that he had a combat mission on Sept 20,1944 to Szob,Hungary.The target listed was a railroad bridge.
    It says no flak in the Pilot's log book.He was piloting B-17 G 44-6377 on a ship named Pretty Baby's Boys.So other 5th Bomb Wing groups must have also been involved too.
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    Re: Bombing Hungary, Szob in 1944 2014/07/24 07:25:28 (permalink)
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    My Uncle Theordore Katsounakis also flew with the 463rd on, for the most part, Pretty Baby's Boys; but was not on the Szob mission.  He was a radioman and a gunner (waist).  His main Pilot was "RED" Taylor.  They flew on 17, 18, 22, and 23 September over various targets.  Does anyone have information on Lt. Robert "Red" Taylor and if he might still be alive?  I too am putting together a collection of memorabilia for my Aunt who has nothing of her husband's service.  I have been in touch with the 463rd's Historian and have been getting tremendous information.  Does anyone else have informaiton on the 463rd and the 772nd Squadron?
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