I saved the link and waited for a fine, sunny day to make the trip to Pellestrina.
On 13 October 1944, a ferry boat (The Giudecca) that carried passengers between Venice and Chioggia was attacked at Pellestrina by 3 US aircraft bombers. Aside from civilians, there were Italian and German soldiers on board. The ferry soon burst into flames and sank. 67 bodies were recovered, some were never identified. The number of dead is unknown, as only the names of the crew were known for certain.
A plaque in the campo in front of the Chiesa Ognissanti commemorates this sad event, and a shrine is seen at the site of the sinking, in the waters of the lagoon.
Here is a video that was made to record the event youtu.be
And, a complete account from first-hand observers is found here. giudecca2000
For those with a deep interest and love of Venice, it is worth the trouble of using an online translator to read the sad words.