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14 Jun 1940

Italy
  • The giant French Farman F.220 bomber "Jules Verne" attacked Italian oil storage tanks at Porto Marghera, Venice, Italy. Eight bombs were dropped and at least one oil tank was seen to be set on fire. ww2dbase [F.220 | Venezia, Veneto | AC]
18 Jul 1942

Italy
  • Wolfgang Falck departed Venice, Italy after advising the Italians on nightfighting tactics. In a subsequent report he filed for Erhard Milch, Falck noted that the Italian nightfighting organization was extremely poor. ww2dbase [Wolfgang Falck | Venezia, Veneto | CPC]

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