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Helgoland before and after the RAF bomb raid in April 1945 - Related Files

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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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Koblenz bomb strike, 19.09.1944

Koblenz bomb strike, 19.09.1944

On 19.09.1944 at 15:03 119 B17 of 447th Bomb Group (mission: #146) dropped 244,3 tons of bombs on the marschalling yard Koblenz-Mosel and the Rhine bridges. A railroad AA-gun was also destroyed. The air raid caused 144 deads and 133 injured people.

About 40 years later a plaque was installed in the city to commemorate the victims of the bomb war.

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Rating of 406/09/20092,044Google Earth Logo
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Berlin Tank-Factory (Overlay)

Berlin Tank-Factory (Overlay)

Aerial picture of the bomb raid against the Daimler-Benz tank factory in Berlin carried out by B17-bombers of the 774th Squadron, 463rd Bomb Group on March 24th 1945.
Rating of 308/20/20051,654Google Earth Logo
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Dresden after the air raids 1945

Dresden after the air raids 1945

All photographs were taken on 18 April 1945, one day after the last big raid on the city.

Dresden was both an important garrison as well as a centre of military industry during the Second World War. The bombing of Dresden by the Royal Air Force and by the United States Army Air Force between February 13 and February 15, 1945, remains one of the more controversial Allied actions o...
No rating yet06/25/20071,819Google Earth Logo
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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.
Rating of 310/30/20051,114Google Earth Logo
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Gold Coast Squadron over Heligoland during RAF raid of 18 April 1945

Gold Coast Squadron over Heligoland during RAF raid of 18 April 1945

Target photograph taken by Squadron Leader Allardyce over Heligoland, April 18th 1945.

No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron dispatched 27 Avro Lancaster's against this target. The following ordinance were dropped by the squadron. 200 x 1000lb AMN.M65(TD.025), 16 x 1000lb MC and 198 x 500lb MC.

969 aircraft - 617 Lancasters, 332 Halifaxes, 20 Mosquitos - of all groups att...
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398th BG (H), Lichtenfels, Germany - 23 February 1945

398th BG (H), Lichtenfels, Germany - 23 February 1945

On Feb 23, 1945, the 398th Bomb Group Low Squadron Lead in A/C 44-8476 led by Major Jean Miller, 603rd Squadron and Captain Kenneth W. Beckstrom, 603rd Squadron hit Lichtenfels, Germany with 13 planes from 13,000 ft. as a "target of opportunity." Lichtenfels is about halfway between Frankfurt and Eger, Czechoslovakia (now called Cheb).

This photo shows the partial resul...
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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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Vipiteno bomb strike, 8 April 1945

Vipiteno bomb strike, 8 April 1945

Mission: #446
Target type: railroad bridge

Thirty two aircraft of the 376th BG had numerous, excellent hits registered.
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Operation Carthage bomb raid in Copenhagen 1945

Operation Carthage bomb raid in Copenhagen 1945

Operation Carthage (1945-03-21) was a controversial British air raid on Copenhagen, Denmark, during World War II. The target of the raid was the Shellhus, Gestapo headquarters, in the city centre, a building that had been used for the storage of dossiers and the torture of Danish citizens.

The raid was requested by members of the Danish resistance movement in the hope of freeing ...
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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.
No rating yet10/30/2005895Google Earth Logo
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Crashed B-24 Liberator Lady Be Good in Tobruk

Crashed B-24 Liberator Lady Be Good in Tobruk

Lady Be Good was an American B-24D Liberator of the United States Army Air Forces, serial number 41-24301, during World War II. Based at Benina Airfield in Soluch (today Suluq), Libya, it crashed in April 1943 returning from a mission and was later discovered in 1959 hundreds of miles into the Sahara with its crew mysteriously missing.

Following an April 4, 1943 bombing raid on N...
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