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Dubova refinery before bombing by 15th Air Force

Dubova refinery before bombing by 15th Air Force

Aerial view of the DubovŠ refinery, taken on August 20, 1944 before the bombing, which started at 10:48.

460+ B-24s and B-17s, some fighter-escorted, bomb the airfield and marshalling yard at Szolnok, Hungary and oil refineries at Dubova, Czechoslovakia, and Czechowice and Auschwitz, Poland.
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Bremen bomb strike, 21 March 1945

Bremen bomb strike, 21 March 1945

133 Lancasters and 6 Mosquitos of Nos 1 and 8 Groups attacked the Deutsche Vacuum oil refinery at Bremen .This appeared to be an accurate raid in clear weather conditions. No aircraft lost.
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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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301st BG (H), Mission 343, Vienna Schwechat oil refinery

301st BG (H), Mission 343, Vienna Schwechat oil refinery

10 September 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): In Austria, 344 B-17s and B-24s bomb 5 ordnance depots and SE industrial area in Vienna and 2 oil refineries in the area. 88 B-24s escorted by P-38s and P-51s bomb the port of Trieste, Italy. and 45 B-24s, with P-51s escorting, fly a supply mission to Lyon, France.
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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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Aachen bomb strike,  27-28 May 1944

Aachen bomb strike, 27-28 May 1944

162 Lancasters and 8 Mosquitos of Nos 1, 3 and 8 Groups to attack the Rothe Erde railway yards at Aachen. 12 Lancasters lost, 7.0 per cent of the force. The railway lines at the yards, which were not seriously hit in the raid of 2 nights earlier, were now severely damaged and all through traffic was halted. A large proportion of delayed-action bombs were dropped. The local people were impressed...
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Bochum bomb strike, 12-13 June 1943

Bochum bomb strike, 12-13 June 1943

503 aircraft - 323 Lancasters, 167 Halifaxes, 11 Mosquitos to Bochum.

This raid took place over a completely cloud-covered target but accurate Oboe skymarking enabled the all Lancaster/Halifax Main Force to cause severe damage to the centre of Bochum. 14 Lancasters and 10 Halifaxes lost, 4.8 per cent of the force.
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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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Harburg oil refinery attack, 7-8 March 1945

Harburg oil refinery attack, 7-8 March 1945

234 Lancasters and 7 Mosquitos of No 5 Group carried out an accurate attack on the oil refinery at Harburg. 14 Lancasters lost. No 189 Squadron, from Fulbeck, lost 4 of its 16 Lancasters on the raid. One local report states that a rubber factory was seriously damaged as well as the oil targets.
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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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Detailed Photograph of Helgoland after the Bomb Raid

Detailed Photograph of Helgoland after the Bomb Raid

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 int...
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Bomb raid against Aunay-sur-Odon, 12 June 1944

Bomb raid against Aunay-sur-Odon, 12 June 1944

Fearing a German armoured offensive southwest of Caen, the British high command decided to bomb the important crossroads at Aunay-sur-Odon, in order to bar the Panzersí route.

In the early hours of June 12th, two waves of aircraft raked the high street and totally destroyed the centre of the village, killing around a hundred inhabitants.

n the night of June 14th-1...
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