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    Pierced Steel Planking: the gates of the war
     

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    Jerry Whiting, historian of 485th Bomb Group  Association, for his precious support in the building of this website; 
    Terry Boettcher, who supplied data and images useful in the search; 
    Harold "Red" Kempffer, airman of 485th BG, with texts and pictures about 1944-1945 in Venosa; 
    Vincenzo Miranda, for finding and allowing the airfield's aerial photographies of 1944; 
    Giovanni Marino, for the photography and computer aid; 
    Mauro Di Lonardo, for his aid in the making of website; 
    Vito "GPSman" L'Erario, for the search of maps; 
    Antonio Motolese, interpreter in the Venosa airfield in 1944-1945; 
    Emanuela Briscese for English translations; 
    Renato Mancino e Pasquale Libutti for the data organization;  
    Mary Ann Gworek, Antonio "Tony" Preite, Rocco e Roberto Preite, Carmine "Carlo" Briscese, Rino Savino, Alberto Leggieri, Francesco Rienzi, Giovanni Battista Bochicchio, Rino Briscese, Alfredo Chieffo, Giovanna Fioretti, Carla Iurino, Teresa Lotumolo, Mauro Di Chicco for the search in Venosa;  
    Agata Gall¨, Franco Di Lucchio, Silvio Carrieri, Giovanni Carrieri, Mario Di Lucchio, Giuseppe and Emilio Scarpino, Leonardo Morlino, Antonio Di Sabato, Francesco Valenza, Giovanni Di Lucchio, Giovanni Vodola, Franco Traficante, Angelo Domenico Libutti, Gianvito Moretti, Giannino Vorrasi, Luigi MaulÓ, Pasquale Manfreda, Lillino Vorrasi, Michele Recine, Cosimo Lucioli, John Schill, Pasquale Di Giacomo, Quirino Stabile, Antonio Di Vietri, Mike Adams, Tonino Gastone and Michele Moscaritolo of the EPAV Association, Melfi for their collaborations, also with information and memories, in the detecting of plane crash's sites on Mt. Vulture and in the search of useful data.

    Venosa children, 1994-1945 (foto 485th BG, in 
    http://www.456thbombgroup.org/kempffer/kempffer2.html )

     

     
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