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8th Airforce Bombing Raid against the Submarine Pens of St. Nazaire, 29 May

8th Airforce Bombing Raid against the Submarine Pens of St. Nazaire, 29 May

VIII Bomber Command Mission Number 61:

169 B-17's are dispatched against the submarine pens and locks at Saint-Nazaire, France; 147 aircraft hit the target at 1706-1711 hours local; we claim 6-0-1 Luftwaffe aircraft; we lose 8 B-17's, 1 is damaged beyond repair and 58 are damaged; casualties are 10 WIA and 71 MIA. 7 YB-40's, heavily armored B-17's with increased firepower for es...
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Saint-Nazaire U-Boat Bunker

Saint-Nazaire U-Boat Bunker

Build between 1941 and 1942 by more than 4600 workers of Todt Organisation, U-boat base of St-Nazaire needed 313000 m3 of concrete.

This bunker could protect 20 U-boats in 14 pens.
No rating yet02/03/20071,142Google Earth Logo
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Bridge pont de Saint-Nazaire (France)

Bridge pont de Saint-Nazaire (France)

This picture of the bridge is very intersting because it the longest bridge of La Loire (longest river in France). Up to the bridge you can see all around you and specially the Atlantic Ocean and naval construction (Queen Mary II) of Saint-Nazaire.
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Post-strike photo of Cologne raid, 2 March 1945

Post-strike photo of Cologne raid, 2 March 1945

Six weeks after this final raid on what remained of Cologne, this photo was taken and shows the bombed-out remains of the city.

858 aircraft - 531 Lancasters, 303 Halifaxes, 24 Mosquitos - raided Cologne in 2 waves. 6 Lancasters and 2 Halifaxes were lost and 1 Halifax crashed in Belgium. The first raid was carried out by 703 aircraft and the second by 155 Lancasters of No 3 Grou...
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Air Raid Shelter Strzegomska

Air Raid Shelter Strzegomska

This air raid shelter (in German: Hochbunker) was built between 1942 and 1943. It offered protection during bombardments. The bunker is 25 meters high. The outer walls has a thickness of 1,10 meter. During the siege of Breslau (now: Wroclaw) in 1945, the air raid shelter served as Festunglazaret II.

Address:ul. Legnicka, Wroclaw
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Solingen bomb raid, 5 November 1944

Solingen bomb raid, 5 November 1944

173 Lancasters of No 3 Group carried out a G-H raid on Solingen. 1 Lancaster lost. Results of the raid were not observed, because of the complete cloud cover, but German reports show that this was an outstanding success. Most of the bombing fell accurately into the medium-sized town of Solingen. 1,300 houses and 18 industrial buildings were destroyed and 1,600 more buildings were severely damaged.
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Normandy dock before destruction, Saint Nazaire

Normandy dock before destruction, Saint Nazaire

At 350 metres long, fifty metres wide, and a full 16 metres deep the Forme-Ecluse Louis-Joubert, named after the President of St Nazaire Chamber of Commerce, was specially constructed to house the 80,000-ton ‘Normandie’ which had been built in the Penhoët shipyard and launched in 1932. It was the primary means of access from the River Loire to the man-made inner basin of the port.The Normandie ...
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Culmont Railway Depot, 12-13 July 1944

Culmont Railway Depot, 12-13 July 1944

378 Lancasters and 7 Mosquitos of Nos 1, 5 and 8 Groups attacked railway targets at Culmont, Revigny and Tours. Culmont and Tours were accurately bombed but cloud interfered with the all-No 1 Group raid at Revigny and only half of the force bombed. 10 Lancasters were lost on the Revigny raid and 2 on the Culmont raid.
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Kassel city bombing 1943

Kassel city bombing 1943

This overlay shows the area in Kassel city centre 1944 after RAF has bombeb it in 1943.

During World War II, during the night of October 22/23, 1943, 569 British bombers (Arthur Harris´ Bomber Command) razed Kassel destroying 90% of the city centre; about 10,000 people died in the raid and 150,000 were rendered homeless, in a firestorm comparable to the one in Hamburg in July 194...
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Air Raid Shelter Ladna

Air Raid Shelter Ladna

This air raid shelter (in German: Hochbunker) offered protection during bombardments.

Address:ul. Ladna, Wroclaw
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Air Raid Shelter Slowianska

Air Raid Shelter Slowianska

This air raid shelter (in German: Hochbunker) offered protection during bombardments.

Address:ul. Slowianska, Wroclaw
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Muenster bomb strike, 11-12 June 1943

Muenster bomb strike, 11-12 June 1943

72 aircraft - 29 Lancasters, 22 Halifaxes, 21 Stirlings - were dispatched on an interesting raid. All the aircraft were provided by No 8 Group and it was really a mass H2S trial. 33 of the aircraft carried markers or flares, the remaining aircraft acting as the bombing force, although the marker aircraft also bombed. The marking and bombing were very accurate and the whole raid lasted less than...
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