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During the World War 2, as with many other towns in the region, Szombathely became a target due to the railway, junction, marshalling yards, local aerodrome, and barracks. The town therefore formed part of the logistical military infrastructure supporting Axis forces. The town and locality was attacked by day on several occasions in 1944 and 1945 by aircraft of the US 15th Air Force, which also included aircraft from the Royal Air Force 205 Group which made their attacks by night. These aircraft operated from bases in Italy.
On 28 March 1945 the German 6th SS Panzer and 6th Armies were pushed back by an assault across the Raba River by the 46th and 26th Armies of the USSR 3rd Ukranian Front. Szombathely was occupied on 29 March 1945.
The article's WW2 history section needs enhancing, and I propose some of the above be included. It would be interesting for anyone to state how many people were killed/injured in the raids and the damage done. This would also quantify the statment "the 5th most damaged city". Branston Pickle 16:27, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
As no further information forthcoming the above inserted, but paragraph of WW2 still needs to be quantified with accurate casulaty figures and damage.Sidney Bung 21:11, 2 December 2006 (UTC)