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Introduction and Storyline
(Előszó és a Történet)

AAC BG Mission Narratives
(Bombázók bevetési jelentései)

AAC BG Mission Orders
(Bevetési parancsok)

Aircraft Downed in Hungary
(Kényszerleszállás Magyarországon)

460th BG Escape Statements
(460-as Bombázó Csoport Két menekülés leirása)

BG Mission Lists
(Bombázó csoportok bevetési listája)

Harrison Flats
(Harrison Sík)

S-2 Sees It Through  
(S-2 gondoskodik mindenről)

Newspaper Accounts
(Ujságcikkek)

A Great Miracle
(Egy nagy csoda)

Reconstruction
(Ujjáépités)

Rededication
(A templomszentelés)

Reflections
(Elmélkedések)

Two Great Organs
(A székesegyház orgonái)

Church Bells Sound Recording
(Hangfelvétel)

The Final Chapter
(Utolsó Fejezet)

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Memories of September 1947
(Emlékek 1947-ből)

Photo Albums
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Pre-World War II Photo Album
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Pre-World War II Photo Album

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[Photo] Pre-World War 2 photo of the exterior of the Szombathely Cathedral in Hungary. [Photo] Pre-World War 2 photo of the interior of the Szombathely Cathedral in Hungary. [Photo] Pre-World War 2 photo of the interior of the Szombathely Cathedral in Hungary.
Pre World War II photos of the cathedral's exterior and two interior views from the Nave perspective.

[Photo] Pre-World War 2 picture postcard of the interior of the Szombathely Cathedral in Hungary. [Photo] Pre-World War 2 picture postcard of the interior of the Szombathely Cathedral in Hungary. [Photo] Pre-World War 2 picture postcard of the interior of the Szombathely Cathedral in Hungary.
Two pre-war picture postcards and a view of the small pulpit that was never replaced. This is where the woman with the broken bones was found alive immediately after the bombing.

[Photo] Pre-World War 2 picture postcard of the interior of the Szombathely Cathedral in Hungary. [Photo] Pre-World War 2 picture postcard of the Szombathely Cathedral in Hungary. [Photo] Pre-World War 2 picture postcard of the Szombathely Cathedral in Hungary.
The original organ started by Ignaz Kober (1755-1813) and completed by Gaspar Dorner in 1814, the confessionals, and large pulpit.

[Photo] Pre-World War 2 photo of the Szombathely Cathedral in Hungary. [Photo] Pre-World War 2 photograph of the large pulpit and St. Martin's Altar in the north transept of the Szombathely Cathedral in Hungary. [Photo] Pre-World War 2 photograph of the large pulpit and St. Martin's Altar in the north transept of the Szombathely Cathedral in Hungary.
Two views of the large pulpit and St. Martin's Altar in the north transept of the cathedral.

[Photo] Pre-World War 2 photo of statuary in Szombathely Cathedral. [Photo] Pre-World War 2 photo of the domed ceiling detail in the cathedral. [Photo] Pre-World War 2 photograph of an artistic panel in Szombathely Cathedral.
The statues of Zachariah and the Angel, the fresco ceiling over the choir-box "The Angels Greeting" by Winterhalder, and the altar painting "The Annunciation" by Maulbertsch.

    [Photo] Pre-World War 2 photo of the large fresco over the crossing - The Presentation of Mary in the Temple by Winterhalder - in the Hungarian Szombathely Cathedral.       [Photo] Pre-World War 2 photo of the nave fresco - The Birth of the Virgin Mary" by Spreng - in the Hungarian cathedral.
The large fresco over the crossing "The Presentation of Mary in the Temple" by Winterhalder and the Nave fresco "The Birth of the Virgin Mary" by Spreng.

      Photo Credits:
         1. "A Szombathelyi Székesegyház" by Dr. Géfin Gyula (1945)
         2. Berzsenyi Dániel Könyvtár, (Library) Szombathely.
         Images have been computer enhanced to remove degradations
         sustained by the originals due to handling and age.

      This website is dedicated to describing the events of Sunday, March 4, 1945 over the city of Szombathely, Hungary. Footnotes, references and historical documents will be added to the site as translations become available. The readers' interest and help with translations would be most appreciated - in both English and Hungarian.

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