Crew member examining a layer of ashes on a B-25 of the 340th Bomb Group at Pompeii Field, Italy. Ash came from an eruption of Mt Vesuvius on 23 Mar 1944 that rained hot ash and brimstone on the area damaging several aircraft. Photo 2 of 2.

Caption     Crew member examining a layer of ashes on a B-25 of the 340th Bomb Group at Pompeii Field, Italy. Ash came from an eruption of Mt Vesuvius on 23 Mar 1944 that rained hot ash and brimstone on the area damaging several aircraft. Photo 2 of 2. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Air Forces
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Photos on Same Day 23 Mar 1944
Photos at Same Place Terzigno, Campania, Italy
Added By David Stubblebine

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Vincenzo Marasco says:
8 May 2013 02:41:50 AM

Spettabili amici, scusatemi se vi scrivo in italiano. Quello che si vede è uno degli aerei posteggiati presso l'aereoporto alleato di Terzigno, area a S.E. del Vesuvio, ditrutti dalle ceneri del Vesuvio durante l'eruzione del Marzo/Aprile 1944.
Complimenti per il favoloso archivio.
Saluti, Vincenzo Marasco.
2. Joe says:
30 Dec 2017 07:43:00 AM

On top of fighting a war they had to deal with volcanoes!
Interesting to note the external wing bomb racks.

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