Talk:Air raid on Bari
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I simply recomend to use reliable sources and to another type of infobox instead of a battlebox, because is was not a battle it was an attack, maybe the infoboxes used in current terrorist attacks could be usefull, (iam not claiming this raid a a terrror attack). Dont forget grammar. Best wishes Miguel —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:13, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
According to the main Bari article, the death toll is disputed. According to this article, the total is emphatically stated as 1000 serviceman and as many civilians. Shouldn't this article reflect this dispute instead of making such a bold assumptive claim? curtsurly (talk) 20:56, 5 July 2008 (UTC)curtsurly
My father was at Bari, Italy during WWII. He was at the Allied Headquarters and drove Gen. Doolittle to the shore to see the damage. firstname.lastname@example.org —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 03:09, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
Listing of US destroyer Bisteria is incorrect. Quoted source lists as same but is also incorrect, Bisteris was a Royal nacy Flower class esort. Listing of her experience at Bari can be found in RN records —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nyjnt (talk • contribs) 01:58, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
Poison gas in Warsaw
I read the part that poison gas was not released in the European theater anywhere else, except in the death camps. But I recalled a movie on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising that made much of the Germans' use of gas to mop up concealed Jewish bunkers. The Wikipedia page on the uprising suggests that there may have been confusion over the Germans using smoke and tear gas. It does seem unlikely that efficient German record keeping would not have mentioned the deployment of such weapons. Then again, if the record was "to kill Jews with", as part of a larger consignment set aside for the camps that it had been diverted from, it might have left no obvious paper trail. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 07:25, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
- During WWII, the use of phosphorous, smoke, and tear gas weapons often were mis-reported as uses of poison gas. If poison gas was really used in Europe outside of the concentration camps, then there must be a source somewhere which discusses it. If so, then that part of this article may have to be changed. Cla68 (talk) 07:42, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
This lead to drugs for treating cancer
I am missing mention of the fact that this very incident with mustard gas lead to development of drugs for treating cancer. Many of the early drugs for cancer treatment were based on mustard gas. See Sulfur mustard, section Use --Mortense (talk) 18:58, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
- I just examined the sources and based on that, on the Sulfur mustard talk page I suggest updating this page (the Bari Attack page), the Sulfur mustard page and the Nitrogen mustard page to give a more complete picture of the development of anti-cancer drugs. Falconerd (talk) 06:22, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
Table of ships
I've added a table of ships sunk in the raid. There were six ships reported as damaged. I've only been able to find the name of one of them. If all six can be found, they can be added with the use of † and ‡ to differentiante between sunk and damaged ships. Mjroots (talk) 10:05, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
2 other sources
Roger Hill's book  describes the incident involving an attack by 6 Junkers 88 on a fully illuminated port whose radar had failed to work. Hill came into port aboard HMS Grenville (R97) immediately after the disaster and says 2 ammunition ships had blown up and a total of 17 ships had sunk. No problems with anyone using this though the number of ships seems wrong.
Here is a fairly detailed and well-written article on the raid: http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-german-raid-on-bari.htm 126.96.36.199 (talk) 04:54, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
Coningham's press conf.
...Air Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham, commander of the Northwest African Tactical Air Force, held a press conference where he stated that the Germans had lost the air war. He said, "I would consider it as a personal insult if the enemy should send so much as one plane over the city."