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Lorient submarine pens

Lorient submarine pens

Lorient housed a German submarine base during World War II; although the city was heavily damaged by Allied bombing raids, the base survived through the end of the war. As they could not destroy the base itself, the Allies decided to bomb the city, on purpose, to cut the supplying of the U-Boats. Without gasoline, food, or water it became impossible for these submarines to return to the Atlanti...
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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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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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WWII City of Bergkamen after heavy bombing raid USAF

WWII City of Bergkamen after heavy bombing raid USAF

WWII City of Bergkamen after heavy bombing raid USAF. Picture made in February 1945. Berkamen (Northrhine-Westfalia) was one of the most destroyed small towns in Germany. Aim of the bombing raids were the coal mines and the Chemische Werke - today Schering AG
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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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U-Boat Bunker - Lorient - France

U-Boat Bunker - Lorient - France

U-boat bunker is located in Lorient. The bunker was 403 x 146m in size and the roof of the bunker was 3,5m thick. The bunker was constructed in the period May 1941 - December 1941 and had a capacity of 7 boats
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obersalzberg bombing

obersalzberg bombing

This is a picture of the RAF bombing raid on 25 April 1945 of the obersalzberg complex and hitlers berghof.
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Precision Bombing of Marienburg

Precision Bombing of Marienburg

Marienburg in East Prussia was the home of a Focke-Wulf aircraft assembly plant where half of all Fw-190's were produced. The first big raid by the 8th Air Force was on this well defended plant. A survivor is quoted as saying: "Coming back, the Germans were up in full force and we lost at least 80 ships-800 men, many of them pals".

The plant was destroyed in this dayli...
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Berlin bomb strike, 17-18 January 1943

Berlin bomb strike, 17-18 January 1943

170 Lancasters and 17 Halifaxes repeated the raid on Berlin. The weather was better than on the previous night but the Pathfinders were again unable to mark the centre of the city and again the bombing fell mainly in the southern areas. The Bomber Command report stated that the Daimler-Benz factory was hit, either during this night or during the raid of the previous night, but this is not confi...
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Kiel, 14.05 1943 Bombing Raid

Kiel, 14.05 1943 Bombing Raid

Mission #35 of the 303rd BG

Group aircraft flew in perfect formation to drop 61 1/2 tons of 500-lb. bombs on the target. The Germans made an attempt to conceal the target by the use of a smoke screen, but it proved to be ineffectual. Flak over the target at the 25,000 ft. bombing altitude was moderate and very little evasive action was necessary to avoid the bursts. Enemy air op...
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Bombing raid on Wangerooge, 25 April 1944

Bombing raid on Wangerooge, 25 April 1944

Wangerooge: 482 aircraft - 308 Halifaxes, 158 Lancasters, 16 Mosquitos - of Nos 4, 6 and 8 Groups. 5 Halifaxes and 2 Lancasters lost. The raid was intended to knock out the coastal batteries on this Frisian island which controlled the approaches to the ports of Bremen and Wilhelmshaven. No doubt the experience of Antwerp, when guns on the approaches had prevented the port being used for several...
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