B-25 of the US 340th BG at Pompeii Airfield,
covered with volcanic ash, 23 March 1944
70 Years Ago—Mar. 23,
1944: Italian partisan
bombing decimates a German SS police unit in Rome, 33 Germans & 10 Italian
civilians are killed.
Volcanic ash from Vesuvius destroys almost all (about 80) B-25s of the US 340th
Bomb Group at Pompeii Airfield.