The Air Crash Po project was founded in 2007 by a group of five researchers, with the aim to collect all the news about the air raids carried out between July 1944 and April 1945 in the Po Valley, Italy.
This is very important historical research. Only a few years ago, it would have been impossible to access the records of the period concerned. Now, with the help of e-mail and the Internet, parts of the research have became easier. However, it's a real race against time to collect and preserve all the memories of those times during World War II.
Because of lack of official documentation, we are often forced to resort to the memories of people present at the battles of those years. We evaluate the data, comparing and contrasting the memories with the retrieved documents in the archives.
We assure you that reconstructing the history of those years is not a small job. Putting together the pieces that make up the puzzle of our recent past involves a considerable expenditure of energy in all respects. However, the desire to know the history of our territory causes us to persevere, and our commitment is stronger every day.
For this reason, we invite anyone with this passion to join us. Anyone in possession of documents, photographs, stories or information useful to this cause, please contact us.