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    Default Wreck in Monte Tazio, Umbria, Italy

    Hallo to everybody and I hope that alot of you are enjoying holydays actually...
    In 01/14/1944 an allied airplane crashed in Umbria, near monte Tazio, after bombing the S Egidio Airport in Perugia.
    People say that the airplane was a bobber, Baltimore. We founded these parts on the wreck site...can you help to identify the airplane?
    Here the pictures


    gold bottom of a watch






    Best regards, Andrea

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    Hi Andrea,

    How far away is the location from the "Isoletta Dam"? I will go back to 12. January 1944, where 321st BG lost a B-25, #41-13210, MACR 1837.

    I have scannet and attached details from "Luftgaukommando Index Files". Same location as mentioned by you. Date 12/13. January 1944.

    http://www.billedeupload.dk/upload/files/2011-08/ab57cd8d.jpg

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    Attached mission details (bombing Isoletta Dam) from 321st BG and photo - Links:

    http://www.charville.net/445thBS/44-01-12_321st_BG_Mission_186.pdf

    http://57thbombwing.com/321stHistory/321_BG_1944-01.pdf

    http://57thbombwing.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=58797 &g2_serialNumber=2

    Could be your aircraft.

    Regards

    Finn Buch

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    Hi Andrea,

    from the pictures I was only able to find out following:

    Longines was a clock producer, producing also clocks for US aircraft.
    Cornell-dublier electric corp. was aproducer of capacitors and other electronics equipment for US aircraft

    So I would suggest to ask on forum discussing US aircraft for type confirmation.

    Yes it is possible it was a Baltimore in RAF service but I am not reserching this area so I am not able to give you more details.

    Pavel
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    Hi Andrea once more,

    I made a quick check of AB RAF aircraft FA100-FZ999 for Baltimores and find no Baltimore which may fit into your details, also the same negative result on Joe Baughter's list of US aircraft.

    So it seems to me it was a diffent type, the only thing we know for sure it was an American plane.
    IYou can see the list of USAAF planes lost on your date here:

    http://www.armyairforces.com/Databases/MACR.aspx

    Than you can check the particular losses where they were lost according to the unit etc.


    Pavel
    Last edited by CZ_RAF; 6th August 2011 at 20:50. Reason: additional info
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    Thanks a lot for your help.
    I really don't know any place with this name "isoletta"...and with a dam.
    Tomorrow I'll ask immediately.
    Witness says that it was an american bomber (but a good friend of mine founded the report of a C47 loss after carring paratroopers to ambush S Egidio airport..it was the 12th of the same month...2 planes crashed in monte Tazio?
    Soon we will go back to search more pieces....
    Thank you again!
    Andrea

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