Photo taken over the target, 3 Nov '44, daylight raid by American B-29s based in India. Note the roundhouse & turntable, camouflaged factory/industrial roofs, old bomb craters, rolling stock in the yard. Note also the roof of the roundhouse - some light, some dark - evidence of patchwork from past raids. Also, note the shadow on the outer edge of the roundhouse. You can see where sunlight has s...
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.
Part of a vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial taken over Munich, Germany after the raid by aircraft of Nos. 1 and 5 Groups, Bomber Command, on the night of 24/25 April 1944, showing the building complex of the Residenz, gutted by incendiary fire. Damage has also been caused to the Feldherrnhalle fronting onto Odeonsplatz (lower right), which was an important Nazi Party 'shrine'.
The first air raid of the Bulgarian capital was carried out on 14 November 1943 by 91 B-25 Mitchell bombers. 47 buildings and structures were destroyed, 59 civilians and military men were killed and over 128 were injured.
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.
A recon photo of the German city of Düren taken as part of sortie 33/2032 of December 16, 1944, flown by Captain T. A. Roberts of the 33rd Photo Recon Squadron. Located on the east bank of the Roer River, the city was a center of fierce fighting during the Battle of the Bulge, which began on the day this photo was taken.
128 Lancasters of No 3 Group to the new target of Koblenz, making a night G-H attack. 2 Lancasters lost. This was a successful raid with most of the damage being caused by a large area of fire in the centre of the town. The British Bombing Survey Unit later estimated that 303 acres, 58 per cent of the town's built-up area, were destroyed.
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...
214 Lancasters and 9 Mosquitos of Nos 1, 5 and 8 Groups attacked Vaires and Vitry railway yards. The No 8 Group raid on Vaires was particularly accurate; the Vitry yards were hit only at the western end. 4 Lancasters lost, 2 from each raid.
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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