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B-25 Mitchell bombers of 321st Bomber Group, US 447th Bomber Squadron flying past Mount Vesuvius, Italy during its eruption of 18-23 Mar 1944

Caption     B-25 Mitchell bombers of 321st Bomber Group, US 447th Bomber Squadron flying past Mount Vesuvius, Italy during its eruption of 18-23 Mar 1944 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Air Force
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Photos on Same Day 18 Mar 1944
Photos at Same Place Vesuvius, Naples, Italy
Added By David Stubblebine

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Kaleigh Maier says:
3 Apr 2014 12:31:27 PM

May I please use your picture of Mt. Vesuvius for my school project?
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
4 Apr 2014 08:39:23 PM

This image is in the public domain. You own it as much as anyone else.
3. Craig Smith says:
30 May 2016 05:02:29 PM

This may be one of the pictures my father, Ollie C. Smith sent to the USAAC archive. The plane he should have been on crashed the previous night 17 March 1944, after flying through the ash of Vesuvius. I've been trying to find information on the crash but with all the B-25's the 340th lost at Pompeii I haven't been able to find anything.

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WW2-Era Place Name Vesuvius, Naples, Italy
Lat/Long 40.8167, 14.4333
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