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Holzwickede II (Overlay)

Holzwickede II (Overlay)

Aerial reconnaissance pictures of the air raid against Holzwickede, Germany on March 23rd 1945. It's assumed that the pictures were shot on March 26th.

Target was the train station of Holzwickede.
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Renault Factory strike, 3-4 March 1942

Renault Factory strike, 3-4 March 1942

The Renault factory, in the town of Boulogne-Billancourt just west of the centre of Paris, was making an estimated 18,000 lorries a year for the German forces. 235 aircraft - 89 Wellingtons, 48 Hampdens, 29 Stirlings, 26 Manchesters, 23 Whitleys, 20 Halifaxes - were dispatched in 3 waves, the crews of the leading wave being selected for their experience. The plan called for the massed use of fl...
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461st BG (H), Mission 198, Graz Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 198, Graz Marshalling Yard

21 March 1945

Target: Graz Marshalling Yard, Austria

For Mission No. 198 on 21 March the marshalling yard at Graz turned out to be the alternate target selected for pathfinder bombing. The primary target had been the Bruck Marshalling Yard, Austria, but Major Poole, the formation leader, abandoned it because of poor visibility. One thousand pound general purpose ...
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461st BG (H), Mission 196, Muehldorf Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 196, Muehldorf Marshalling Yard

19 March 1945

One hundred pound general purpose bombs were used by the Group in attacking the marshalling yard at Muhldorf, Germany, on 19 March. A great deal of damage was done to the target, but the bomb pattern was scattered over a comparatively large area. Of the thirty-five planes led over the target by Captain Thackston, only one was hit by flak. Unfortunately, however, a ...
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Aerial Photo of Opladen at 22 March 1945

Aerial Photo of Opladen at 22 March 1945

27/28 December 1944
Opladen: 328 aircraft - 227 Halifaxes, 66 Lancasters, 35 Mosquitos. 2 Lancasters lost. 9 of the Mosquitos bombed 3½ hours before the main raid. The aiming point for the attack was the marshalling yards but results are not known.

6 March 1945
TACTICAL OPERATIONS (Ninth Air Force): In Germany, 260+ A-26s, and B-26s hit Recklinghausen, Siegburg, an...
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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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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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Kitzingen, 23.02.1945 Bombing Raid

Kitzingen, 23.02.1945 Bombing Raid

Mission #321 of the 303rd BG

The 8th Air Force dispatched their bombers to attack railroad and communication targets on the second day of Operation CLARION. Thirty-nine 303rd BG(H) aircraft were dispatched on this long 9 1/2 hour mission. No aircraft returned early. The primary target was at Zwickau, Germany, and the secondary and last resort targets were at Crailsheim, Germany—...
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461st BG (H(, Mission 181, Kempten Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H(, Mission 181, Kempten Marshalling Yard

22 February 1945

Colonel Lawhon took off in the lead of a thirty-plane four box formation to attack the marshalling yard at Ingolstadt, Germany, on 22 February. Due to impassible weather he was compelled to abandon the primary target and search for a target of opportunity to be bombed visually. The target selected was the marshalling yard at Kempton, Germany. The choke point of ...
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Misburg Refinery, 15-16 March 1945

Misburg Refinery, 15-16 March 1945

257 Lancasters and 8 Mosquitos of Nos 1 and 8 Groups attacked the Deurag refinery at Misburg, on the outskirts of Hannover. Visibility was good and some fires were started but the main weight of the raid fell south of the target. 4 Lancasters lost.
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Amstetten bomb strike, 20 March 1945

Amstetten bomb strike, 20 March 1945

Mission: #432
Target type: marshalling yard

The main target of the 376th BG for the day was St. Valentin, Austria Tank Works. The secondary target was St. Polten, Austria, Marshalling Yard.

Of all the bombs dropped, 34% of the bombs from the 512th, 513th, and the 514th were within 1,000 feet of the target at Amstetten. The 515th hit St. Polten. Of the bombs ...
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461st BG (H), Mission 197, Wels Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 197, Wels Marshalling Yard

20 March 1945

Lt. Colonel Hardy led a six box formation in attacking the Wels Main Marshalling Yard, Austria, on 20 March. Again 100 pound general purpose bombs were used. Despite an eight-tenths cloud coverage at the target, the bombing was done visually. As had repeatedly been the case during the month when the Group was attacking marshalling yards of secondary - importance, t...
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