P-38 attacks the San Giorgio di Nogaro railway bridge

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Title

P-38 attacks the San Giorgio di Nogaro railway bridge

Description

A dual truss railway bridge has been attacked by a P-38 fighter flying at near-ground altitude. The metal structures are engulfed in flames while debris is falling all around. A collapsed telegraph pole is visible in the bottom left corner. Five more P-38s are visible at the top of the picture, four flying towards the right whilst the fifth is pointing towards the bridges. A bomb is visible below it.

Label reads “279”; signed by the author; caption reads “26 APRILE 1945. Locheed [Lockheed] P.38 attaccano con le bombe “HC” erano chiamate “block-busters (spiana isolati) per il loro immenso potere distruttivo, simili a grandi caldaie cilindriche, privi di pinne direzionali; il ponte della ferrovia sul fiume Corno, a S. Giorgio di NOGARO UD.”

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One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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PFilliputtiA16010107

Citation

Angiolino Filiputti, “P-38 attacks the San Giorgio di Nogaro railway bridge,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 21, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/196.

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