Episode #39: Ugly Wednesday: U.S. Bombing of Prague
February 14, 1945 - The closing months of fighting in Europe during World War Two proved to be very deadly as the Allies marched towards Berlin. The mid-February 1945 mission to destroy Dresden, Germany is still a point of historical contention to this day. However, many outside of the Czech Republic don't know of the reason why Prague is connected to the Dresden Bombing runs. The U.S. 398th Bomb Group mistakenly dropped it's payload on Prague during the bombing runs on Dresden, Germany. We examine the reasons that led to this bombing and focus on the aftermath in Dresden and in Prague.