B-24´s at the Harbor of Naples, Italy, February 07, 1943
Hi everyone. I´m new to this forum and I´m from Germany, so first of all: SORRY if my English is not sooooo well ...
I´m doing some ancestry research, and right now I´m trying to find out a bid more about the circumstances of my uncle´s death, who died at the age of 19 in a bombing at February 07, 1943 at the harbour of Naples, Italy. On your site http://www.armyairforces.com/Data/Chronology.aspx
I found out: „Ninth AF – B-24´s hit harbor at Naples, scoring direct hit on 1 vessel and hits on others“.
My question is: Can anybody give me some more information about this bombing of Naples´ harbor at Febr. 07, 1943? What was its aim? (I suppose to cut off supply for Northern Africa?) How many B 24´s were involved and which of the different B-24 types were used? And from which USAAF group? Are there photos or (newspaper-)articles about it? I would highly appreciate any information about it. THANKS A LOT!
post edited by smileygermany - 2012/02/13 16:59:46