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Telegram dated 14(or 15) April 1944 Obviously sent from German Command and is reporting the downing of two B-17's. As reported by American eye-witnesses, the two B-17's collided…

Image, found in Missing Air Crew Reports, WWII: Page 13 · 26 Jan 2010 You

P-47 blew a cylinder while chasing enemy fighters attacking the B-25's he was escorting. See Comment on next photo for alternate source.

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1 · 23 Jan 2010 You

"On 17 Feb 1945, Lt. Edwin King of 347th FS, 350th FG, while escorting B-25 bombers, tried to pursue 11th Gr. C Fighters(Italian squadron) that had attacked the formation. The…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 2 · 23 Jan 2010 You

One engine has stopped and props are feathered.

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1 · 23 Jan 2010 You

Sunny Italy!! Soliders would dream about relaxing in the sun of Italy. However, most of the ground troops had to fight in the barren and sometimes snowy mountains. Surprising…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1 · 23 Jan 2010 You

P-38 Lightning fighters

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 3 · 23 Jan 2010 You

Milan, Italy Piazzale Loreto Date: 29 April 1945 Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci were captured and executed by Communist Partisans the previous day. A group of 15…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1 · 23 Jan 2010 You

"Black Nan" (SN 44-49710) was lead plan for the Group. Lt-Colonel James Gilson was group leader and is listed as Pilot. However, Capt Charles Foote is said to have been in…

Image, found in Missing Air Crew Reports, WWII: Page 2 · 23 Jan 2010 You

Fontana Nuova is not a town. It is a small farm consisting of 2 or 3 buildings. It was shown on WW2 Army map at coordinated mentioned on other form.

Image, found in steve_cole's uploads: Recovery of Capt Charles Foote · 23 Jan 2010 You

The B-24 named "Black Nan" was struck by flak just after releasing its bombs and crashed near Massa Lombarda. The B-24 in this photo is believed to be headed West---which agrees…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1 · 23 Jan 2010 You

The landscape in this photo was matched with Google Map image by locating the "S" curve on the Santero River. The Top of this photo is generally West.

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1 · 23 Jan 2010 You

Google Map of Massa Lombarda area. This is about 2 miles SouthEast of Massa Lombarda, and about 4 miles from the crash site of "Black Nan". Position on the Air Force Photo was…

Image, found in steve_cole's uploads: Map_MLombarda.jpg · 23 Jan 2010 You

Capt Wm Peery was briefly the commander of the 5th Miss Cavalry Regiment after Col. J. Z. George was captured on Nov 3, 1863 and the death of Lt-Col Wiley Reed on 12 April 1864.

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MS: Page 2 · 22 Jan 2010 You

Lt-Col. Wiley M. Reed was commander of 5th Miss Cavalry Regiment after Col. J. Z George was captured on the attack at Battle of Collierville on 3 Nov. 1863. Lt-Col. Reed was…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MS: Page 2 · 22 Jan 2010 You

This person is actually William A. McCain, the direct ancestor to Senator and 2008 Presidential Candidate John S. McCain. Prior to War, Wm A. McCain was maarried and had one son…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MS: Page 2 · 22 Jan 2010 You

This person is actually William Alexander McCain of Carroll County, Miss. His card listed him as a Deserter and another one stated he died in Hospital. I don't know why the…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MS: Page 3 · 22 Jan 2010 You

Search for town MASSA LOMBARDA for a Missing Crew Report of a B-24 that was shot down by Flak on this date. This photo MAY be the target of this bomber's mission.

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 2 · 22 Jan 2010 You

The Target for their mission was some enemy positions north of LUGO, which is located just off the right edge of this map, to the right of MASSA LOMBARDA. Enemy flak began as…

Image, found in steve_cole's uploads: Crash Site of "Black Nan" · 22 Jan 2010 You

Witness identified the accident occurred near "Lega, Italy". Their target was actually LUGO, which is near the towns of IMOLA, north of Hiway #9.

Image, found in Missing Air Crew Reports, WWII: Page 4 · 22 Jan 2010 You

10 April 1945 Santerno River, 3 miles SE of Massa Lombarda Enemy gun positions (captions from back page)

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1 · 22 Jan 2010 You