U.S. Air Force Bomber – Paul. J. Stein

During WWII the Italian city of Naples suffered approximately 200 air raids by the allies from 1940 to 1944. Almost all of the attacks — a total of 181 — were launched in the first nine months of 1943 before the four days of Naples and the allied occupation of the city at the beginning of October. In Naples, the primary targets were the port facilities at the extreme eastern end of the Port of Naples as well as the rail, industrial and petroleum facilities in the eastern part of the city and the steel mill to the west, in Bagnoli.

There are different engravings: on the front the U.S. air force bomber insignia and the place of action Naples Italy and on the back some initials, the owners name and the personal service number 35398924 and the date 8.15.45.

  • Model: three barrel hinge, round bottom
  • Year: 1943 - 45
  • Status: in collection