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Plan to bomb Vesuvius to cause eruption?

I was reading this article about the Vesuvius eruption during WW2 and it mentions a plan to set off a bomb inside the volcano with the intent to cause an eruption and stall the allied advance.

"As the Allied troops pushed towards Rome, the Italian government sought to wake up Mount Vesuvius by a bomb blast but eventually dropped the plan due to rapid allied advance."

Has anyone ever heard of this operation?

Many thanks for any info.