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    Default R.A.F. crashes in Po Valley

    Dear Friends, i am researcher about IIWW air crashes and operations by USAF and R.A.F. in Po Valley. At moment i am research in some crashes near Brescia and i like to know where i can find a track to research by location or date, like usaf macr research.
    It is possible may be about 5 or 6, two in Lake Garda .
    Please if someone like to help me i will be happy.
    Diego Vezzoli
    www.acpo.it

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    Diego
    I can give you 31 & 34 Sqdn SAAF crashes in the Po Valley for the night of 12th October 1944 ? Or do you only want RAF & USAAF crashes ?

    Twenty Liberators from these squadrons took off from Celone, Foggia from approx 4pm onwards to drop supplies to Italian partisans based in Piedmonte & Liguria ENE of Genoa .Five Libs. crashed in northern Italy & one disappeared -still not found

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    Anne
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    30 August 1944 Spitfire VIII JG540 of No. 241 Sqn hit by Flak while strafing German MT in Po Valley, F/O Czeslaw Jan Nowak (Polish) killed.
    1 September 1944 Spitfire VIII JF394 of No. 241 Sqn, engine failure, F/O Jerzy Roman Hamankiewicz (Polish) baled out over Po Estuary, not found.
    23 April 1945 Spitfire IX MH702 LW-B of No. 318 Sqn Polish Air Force, hit by Flak while on a tactical recce mission in Po Valley, F/O Mieczyslaw Sawicki (Polish) injured, evaded capture and got back to own lines (for which he was awarded an immediate DFC).

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