Paoli Bomb­ing Ques­tion An­swered

Flight Journal - - EDITORIAL - Todd J. Laney

To the let­ter writer Ger­ardo in the June 2018 is­sue ask­ing about the bomb­ing of Paoli, Italy, I think I have your an­swer. It was the 310th BG com­pris­ing the 379th, 380th, 381th, and 428th BS that bombed the rail­road yards on July 24, 1943. I found this in­for­ma­tion at the 57thbomb­wing.com. Go to the 310th BG web­site and look at the USAAF chronol­ogy for that date, NASAF Western Mediter­ranean, “B-26s hit rail­road yards at Paola.” My uncle served as a B-25 pi­lot with the 57th Bomb Wing. His tour was 1944–45, with 60 com­bat mis­sions. I hope this in­for­ma­tion will help your brother with his book. I look for­ward to read­ing it when it is pub­lished. All good info, Todd. Thanks.—BD

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