|This picture was taken on 23 April 1945 and shows the moonscape like island. The large craters are from the 5 tons Tallboy bombs, which where dropped in the air raid.|
Helgoland, April 18/19, 1945
969 aircraft - 617 Avro Lancasters, 332 Handley Page Halifaxes, 20 de Havilland Mosquitos of all groups - successfully used Tallboys to bomb the Naval base, airfield, and town into crater-pitted moonscapes. Three Halifaxes were lost, and the islands were evacuated the following night.