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|Of 380 B-17s dispatched, all hit targets of opportunity, i.e., marshalling yards at Koblenz (87), Dillenburg (39), Limburg (37) and Darmstadt (24); bridges at Limburg (35), Koblenz (25) and a bridge over the Rhine River at Koblenz (13); and Wiesbaden (38), Wetzlar (14), the railroad line at Koblenz (13) and Wiesbaden Airfield (12); 4 B-17s are lost and 159 damaged; 3 airmen are WIA and 37 WIA. ...||12/02/2009||1,573|
|On 20.05.1999 a huge British bomb from WW2 was found at the university of Koblenz during excavations for a new building. |
On 24.05. the almost 2.000 kg heavy explosive ordnance was defused. An area of 1,8 km around the place of the bomb was evacuated (including two hospitals) - about 15.000 "Kowelenzer" (nickname for the people in Koblenz) had to leave this safety area for four...
|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.
|An aerial reconnaissance picture made by USAF during WWII.|
This picture shows the heavy damage caused by air-raids in 1944 and 1945. About 87% of the city was destroyed.
The left of the two bridges in the north of the pic is a railroad-bridge crossing the River Mosel, the right one is the Balduin bridge, the one of the oldest river-crossing-site of Koblenz.
|Old Castle of Koblenz/Rheinland Pfalz||08/27/2006||310|
|Festung Ehrenbreitstein is a fortress on the same-named mountain on the right side of the Rhine opposite to the town of Koblenz. It was built as the backbone of the regional fortification system, Festung Koblenz, by Prussia between 1817 and 1832 and guarded the middle Rhine region, an area that had been invaded by French troops repeatedly before. The fortress was never attacked.||08/01/2005||483|
|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.||12/02/2009||7,190|
|Shopping Mall of Koblenz||08/27/2006||317|
|Airport Winningen near Koblenz on the Rhine river||08/28/2006||238|
|Old Castle Stolzenfels on the Rhine River near Koblenz||08/27/2006||319|
|TV Tower near Koblenz||08/27/2006||300|
|From this Train Station it goes to everywhere in Germany||08/28/2006||272|