Bombing of Udine



Bombing of Udine


Two men of the Unione Nazionale Protezione Antiaerea are in the foreground running. One of them is pointing to the sky with his left arm, whilst the other soldier is holding on to his helmet with his right hand. The buildings around are engulfed in flames and smoke is swirling around in the street. On the horizon, at least eighteen aircraft are visible. A further two have been badly hit and are plunging to the ground. Three aircrew have bailed out.

Label reads “202”; signed by the author; caption reads “29 Dicembre 1944. Attacco diurno di aerei anlgo-americani alla citta di Udine gravi i danni alle abitazioni civili, 3 aerei abbattuti dalla caccia.”

Caption translates as: “29 December 1944. Day attack by Anglo-American aircraft to the town of Udine, causing severe damage to civilian houses. Fighters shoot down three aircraft.”

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One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board


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Angiolino Filiputti, “Bombing of Udine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 15, 2024,

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