B-17G Fortresses of the US 15th Air Force trailing condensation trails amid anti-aircraft flak bursts during the bombing run over Graz, Austria, 4 Mar 1945. [Colorized by WW2DB]

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Caption     B-17G Fortresses of the US 15th Air Force trailing condensation trails amid anti-aircraft flak bursts during the bombing run over Graz, Austria, 4 Mar 1945. [Colorized by WW2DB] ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Air Force
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B-17 Flying Fortress   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day 4 Mar 1945
Photos at Same Place Graz, Austria
Added By David Stubblebine
Colorized Date 24 Feb 2023

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
14 Nov 2015 11:53:53 PM

Other sources caption this photo as taking place on 3 Mar 1945 but this does not square with the USAAF Chronology that says poor weather canceled bombing operations for the 15th Air Force on 3 Mar 1945 but Graz was among several targets bombed by over 630 B-17s and B-24s on 4 Mar 1945.

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