German Bombing of Belfast in 194x

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German Bombing of Belfast in 194x

Post by Bene » 27 Apr 2002 21:17

Hi!

I read about a german bombing raid on Belfast a few weeks ago, and I am very interested in:

1.) When this bombing raid was (in the aircraft-battle over Britain)??

2.) How they managed to get there (isn't it quite far away from Germany)?

3.) Which aircraft they used?

Thanks in advance...

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Post by Bene » 27 Apr 2002 21:32

Thanks Marcus, this was really fast!!
Do you have a link database or something?? :-)

But I have still one question, I didn't find anything about it: Which airplanes were involved, I mean, which airplanes did the Germans use?

Greetings

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Belfast

Post by MadJim » 29 Apr 2002 05:26

Also the sole official aid to the Allies by Eire during the war - Dublin sent firemen at the request of the Belfast Fire department.

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Post by harry palmer » 07 May 2002 19:03

Aircraft type: Junkers 88s and Heinkel 111s. 180 aircraft on the night
of April 15th 1941, 208 aircraft on the night of May 4th.

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Post by Marcus » 07 May 2002 19:10

Welcome to the forum.

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Re: German Bombing of Belfast in 194x

Post by Cantankerous » 22 May 2020 00:47

The German air raids on Belfast were conducted from the Netherlands and northern France. More info on the Belfast Blitz is available at this link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belfast_Blitz

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Re: Belfast

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 22 May 2020 07:36

MadJim wrote:
29 Apr 2002 05:26
Also the sole official aid to the Allies by Eire during the war - Dublin sent firemen at the request of the Belfast Fire department.
Belfast didn't and never has had a Fire Department, it was the Fire Brigade, please east of the Atlantic we care about such things. You'll be using Wiki a a source next. :lol:
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Re: German Bombing of Belfast in 194x

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 22 May 2020 12:51

Not only from Dublin but from several towns south of the border. Refugees crossed the border (without problems) and even the Irish red cross assisted. Official or not (I’m sure the germams knew) there’s also the “Donegal Corridor“, intel gathering, weather reporting etc. So a lot more (civilian and military) aid was given by the south.

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Re: German Bombing of Belfast in 194x

Post by MadJim » 25 May 2020 18:53

I could careless about the title of the fire department or whatever lofty name they call themselves. The source is "In Time of War - Ireland, Ulster and the price of neutrality 1939-1945" by Robert Fisk. Page 487. The Irish then were no different then they are now - Problems in England? Good! Can we help make things more difficult just because we can? Lets do it!

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Re: German Bombing of Belfast in 194x

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 26 May 2020 11:23

MadJim wrote:
25 May 2020 18:53
I could careless about the title of the fire department or whatever lofty name they call themselves. The source is "In Time of War - Ireland, Ulster and the price of neutrality 1939-1945" by Robert Fisk. Page 487. The Irish then were no different then they are now - Problems in England? Good! Can we help make things more difficult just because we can? Lets do it!
Perhaps you should keep your lofty ideas to your self too.
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Re: German Bombing of Belfast in 194x

Post by Leibstandarte_fi » 19 Jan 2021 06:13

Well, Ireland were not bombed, because Ireland were Neutral.
Belfast was/is under UK!
One of "Big" cities of UK, So, Göring had to make couple rides there... Just for statisic!

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Re: German Bombing of Belfast in 194x

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 19 Jan 2021 06:43

The capital of Eire was in fact bombed several times and other parts of the republic too.

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Re: German Bombing of Belfast in 194x

Post by Leibstandarte_fi » 28 Jan 2021 18:30

Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:
19 Jan 2021 06:43
The capital of Eire was in fact bombed several times and other parts of the republic too.
I must agree... I was Wrong and you were Right!
Dublin were bombed 1941.

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Re: German Bombing of Belfast in 194x

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 28 Jan 2021 19:06

As I said earlier “several times” starting in 1940 and not only Dublin. Some dates amd places can be found in this article. https://www.writing.ie/tell-your-own-st ... -connolly/

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