good work there @Historyman 14Tuscaloosa 1940.
Tuscaloosa following the bombing of the city.
Possible one of the most controversial actions of the Second Great War and carried out by the Union. Once the State Capital of Alabama Tuscaloosa as well as the home of the University of Alabama and have long since become an regional center of industry, commerce, education and more.
For this it would become the site of a massive air raid in ealry 1944 by the Union Air Force dropping tons and tons and tons more high explosives and incendiaries bombs over the Druid City, and killing countless civilians, both locals and refugees fleeing the Union forces.
Tuscaloosa was left a smothering ruined as a result by the end of the war and remains a controversially action. It been said even Patton himself cried, and fearful the rest of Alabama would suffer the same fate as Tuscaloosa and play a role in his eventual surrender to the USA.
Even those in the United States at the time had qualms, or mixed-rections to the firebombing, with those calling the deed while others defended the act, calling it necessary to break the remaining Confederate moral as well as vengeance for previous air raids by the South.