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423rd Field Artillery Group Aerial Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3112

This collection consists of a number of World War II-era aerial photographs of Bologna, Italy and surrounding areas, taken in March and April 1945 by the U. S. Army's 423rd Field Artillery Group. They show potential targets and the results of artillery shelling by American forces, including destroyed buildings and fields covered with craters. Some photographs are marked in red to show important targets, and notes on the back of some photographs indicate the units involved and whether or not important targets were hit. The shells were fired by the 985 FA BN (Field Artillery Battalion), and the aerial observation conducted by the 423 FA GP AOP (423rd Field Artillery Group Aerial Observation Post).

Dates

  • 1945 March-April

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of a number of World War II-era aerial photographs of Bologna, Italy and surrounding areas, taken in March and April 1945 by the U. S. Army's 423rd Field Artillery Group. They show potential targets and the results of artillery shelling by American forces, including destroyed buildings and fields covered with craters.

Biographical/Historical Note

The 423rd Field Artillery Group was a unit of the US Army (5th Army, II Corps) that fought in Italy in 1944 and 1945.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single oversize folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was donated to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections by the Center for the Study of War and Society.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480