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Bari disaster

Discussion in 'Air War in the Mediterrean' started by Erich, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    I want to wish you luck with your health issues. Get well and get back here as soon as possible.
     
  2. Ardvark

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    For another perspective on this read the short book by Glwadys Aitken entitled nurses in battledress - the author was ciurtmarshalled for her part in dealing with the disaster:eek:
     
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    My father was in Bari, Italy with General Twining at their headquarters when the Germans bombed the harbor and took out several US ships. The force knocked out all of the windows in their headquarters. My father drove General Twining to the dock to check on damages. Soldiers were jumping off their burning ships into the water, not knowing that it was covered with mustard gas. At that time, nobody knew mustard gas was on the ships. The mustard gas was causing the skin to peel off of the soldiers and the medics didn't know the cause. The British were suppose to be on watch on the western shore of Italy at that time, but unfortunately they were asleep at the wheel that night.
     
  4. Erich

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    let me just continue this fascinating thread and of course a very little known battle action air to sea still..........

    Luftwaffe units confirmed as to taking part in the raid/operation are thus :

    I./KG 30 under Hauptmann Günther Schulz (DkG)

    II./KG 30 under Maj. Ernst Pflüger (DkG)

    I./KG 54 under Maj. Ottfried Sehrt

    II./KG 54 under Hauptmann Karl Palliardi (DkG)

    I./KG 76 Under Hauptmann Helmut Wahl

    III./LG 1 which had on the 1st of December 32 Ju 88A-4's at it's disposal. under Maj. Hans-Günther Nedden (DkG)

    anyone else with more information(s) ?
     

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