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March 04, 2004

Oops. I shoulda taken that left at Albuquerque

Today in 1945 Army Air Force B-24s accidentally bomb Zurich, Switzerland.

They were aiming for Aschaffenburg, Germany. Call it a near miss of, oh, a little under 300 miles. Kinda like, "Your target for today is St. Louis, Missouri", and hitting Lawrence, Kansas. Or Philadelphia, and you hit Boston, or Las Vegas and you hit San Diego, and for our Canadian friends, Ottawa but hitting Quebec.

Hat tip - Strategy Page.