Bombing of Rome, Naples, and Other Cities
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|11 Jun 1940||RAF aircraft bombed Turin and Genoa in Italy.|
|31 Oct 1940||RAF bombers attacked Naples, Italy.|
|23 Oct 1942||RAF bombers attacked Genoa and Turin, Italy.|
|4 Dec 1942||B-24 bombers of US 12th Air Force bombed Naples, Italy; they were the first American aircraft to operate against Italy. The Church of Santa Chiara was damaged in the attack, damaging much of the interior decorations put in between 1742 and 1762.|
|28 Mar 1943||US 12th Air Force bombed the oil refinery at Livorno, Italy.|
|2 Apr 1943||Allied bombers conducted raids across Italy, hitting Messina, Crotone, Villa San Giovanni, Naples, Augusta, and Palermo. Some of the missions were aborted due to cloud cover.|
|18 Jul 1943||After sundown, RAF Wellington bombers dropped over 800,000 propaganda leaflets on Rome, Italy.|
|13 Aug 1943||The US IX Bomber Command attacked the Lorenzo marshaling yards near Rome, Italy with 106 B-17 bombers, 66 B-25 bombers, and 102 B-26 bombers, escorted by 140 P-38G Lightning fighters. Heavy damage was inflicted on the yards and although two B-26Cs were downed the Italians lost five modern fighters in combat with the P-38 fighters.|
|1 Mar 1944||German aircraft dropped six bombs over the Vatican City, littering the Court of Saint Damaso with debris.|
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