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Bombing the III. Reich.

Post by tigre » 20 Jan 2011 14:31

Hello to all :D; here goes a little about the German cities which were targeted by the Allied Aerial campaign...

Aerial Campaign over Germany 1942-1945.

Source: Hechos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Tomo II. Editorial Cardon. Buenos Aires. Junio 1977.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Post by tigre » 27 Jan 2011 13:18

Hello to all :D; more follows..................

Aerial Campaign over Germany 1942-1945.

Key aerial raids.

15 to 16 May 1940. RAF raids on the Ruhr.

Precision night attack against oil installations and railway, minor damages. Of 99 aircraft was lost one. This began the aerial offensive inside Germany, hitherto only coastal activities and launching of leaflets.

16 to 17 December 1940. RAF raid on Mannheim. Operation Abigail Rachel.

Indiscriminate night bombing of the city center. First zone bombing . Isolated damage. Of 134 planes were lost 3.

March 28-29, 1942. RAF raid on Lübeck.

Indiscriminate night bombing of the city center. About 1500 houses destroyed and serious damage to the industrial zone. Of 234 planes were lost 12. First time there were used incendiary bombs.

Source: Hechos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Tomo II. Editorial Cardon. Buenos Aires. Junio 1977.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Post by tigre » 04 Feb 2011 01:45

Hello to all :D; more follows..................

Aerial Campaign over Germany 1942-1945.

Key aerial raids.

April 17, 1942. RAF raid on Augsburg.

precision Daylight attack against the factory of MAN engines. Out of 12-Lancaster 7 were shot down. Several assembly sections were hit. This attack reinforced the confidence of the RAF in night attacks.

30-31 May 1942. RAF raid on Cologne.

Operation Millennium. Indiscriminate night bombing of the city center. Out of 1046 planes - 40 were shot down and 116 damaged. Nearly half the city destroyed. 474 people perished and 40,000 were left homeless.

August 17, 1942. 8th Air Force raid against Ruan.

Precision night attack against Sotteville railway station. The 12 B-17 returned unharmed. Minor damage.

Source: Hechos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Tomo II. Editorial Cardon. Buenos Aires. Junio 1977.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Bombing the III Reich.

Post by tigre » 10 Feb 2011 22:59

Hello to all :D; more follows..................

Aerial Campaign over Germany 1942-1945.

Key aerial raids.

05-06 March 1943. RAF raid on Essen.

Night attack against Krupp’s industries. Out of 442 planes were 14 shot down and 38 were damaged. Heavy damages on the industrial area and 65 acres of the city were destroyed. For the first time were used the 'Oboe' blind-bombing system.

May 16-17, 1943. RAF raid on the dams Möhne, Eder and Sorpe.

Precision night attack. Out of 19 Lancaster 8 were shot down and 6 damaged. The Möhne and Eder dams were completely destroyed and the Sorpe only partially. More than 1000 people perished. Did not affect significantly the defense industry but contributed to the development of the technical of precision bombing.

July 24-25, 1943. RAF raid on Hamburg.

Indiscriminate night bombing of the city center. Out of 791 planes 12 were shot down and 31 damaged. Almost 2200 tons of bombs were dropped. Serious damage to residential areas. It was a success of the Bomber Command which interfered and neutralized the German radar with aluminum strips called "window." New attacks on 27 and 29 July and 02 August 1943 completed the damage. More than 42,000 people perished.

Source: Hechos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Tomo II. Editorial Cardon. Buenos Aires. Junio 1977.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Bombing the III Reich.

Post by phx1138 » 12 Feb 2011 06:23

Looking at your Image 4, numbers with lightning bolts: are those powerstations, or what?

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Post by tigre » 12 Feb 2011 12:51

Hello phx1138 :D; thanks for joining, those numbers with lightning bolts were all objectives of the Operation "Thunderclap". Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Post by tigre » 17 Feb 2011 21:57

Hello to all :D; more follows..................

Aerial Campaign over Germany 1942-1945.

Key aerial raids.

October 14, 1943. 8 th Air Force raid on Schweinfurt.

Diurnal attack of precision against the factory of ball bearings. Of 291 planes were shot down 60 and damaged 138. The most effective attack of all launched on this city. The effects over the production were temporary. Due to the losses it was temporarily suspended the daylight offensive.

18-19 November 1943. RAF raid on Berlin.

Indiscriminate night bombing on the city center. Of 444 planes 9 were shot down. 1500 tons of bombs were dropped. First of 16 massive attacks launched on the Reich capital.

March 8, 1944. Incursion of the 8 th Air Force on Berlin.

Diurnal attack of precision against the ball bearings factory Erkner. Of 590 planes 37 were shot down. 75 bombs hit the target, causing serious damage. The bombers were escorted by P-51 fighters, beginning of Allied air supremacy during daylight.

Source: Hechos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Tomo II. Editorial Cardon. Buenos Aires. Junio 1977.

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Post by tigre » 26 Feb 2011 03:12

Hello to all :D; the end..................

Aerial Campaign over Germany 1942-1945.

Key aerial raids.

30 - 31 March 1944. RAF raid on Nuremberg.

Indiscriminate night bombing on the city center. Of 795 planes 95 were shot down and 71 damaged. It were launched almost 2500 tons of bombs. It was the most expensive action for Bomber Command and forced the British to suspend the bombing operations of broad radio.

23-24 September 1944. RAF raid on the Dortmund-Ems canal.

Precision night attack against this line of communication. Of 141 planes 14 were shot down. It were launched 14 Tallboy bombs of 5500 kg each interrupting nearly 10 kilometers of that canal.

February 13-14, 1945. RAF raid on Dresden.

Indiscriminate night bombing on the city center. Of 805 planes only 8 were shot down. Serious damage to the old city and the periphery, resulting destroyed an area of 650 hectares. The incendiary bombs unleashed the most terrible firestorm of the war. It was the most controversial action of the Bomber Command throughout the war. On February 14, 1945 the city was attacked again by 400 aircraft of the 8th Air Force.


Source: Hechos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Tomo II. Editorial Cardon. Buenos Aires. Junio 1977.

It's all folks. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Bombing the III Reich.

Post by Polar bear » 26 Feb 2011 22:28

hello, Raúl ,
tigre wrote: 30-31 May 1942. RAF raid on Cologne.
I believe that the caption of the attached photo is wrong. This is a daylight picture (see colour of clouds) and down below there´s not a residential but a more rural area.

greetings, the pb
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Re: Bombing the III Reich.

Post by tigre » 26 Feb 2011 23:48

Hello pb :D ; thanks for joining here. Yes, could be. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Post by bf109 emil » 30 Mar 2011 20:24

if you want to go further, here is a site which one can place either a date, type of aircraft etc. to compare losses and type of aircraft by BC to each location...http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/results.ph ... mit=Search

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Post by tigre » 30 Mar 2011 21:18

Thank you very much :D; Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Bombing the III Reich.

Post by tigre » 05 Jun 2016 14:30

Hello to all :D; little more..................

Aerial Campaign over Germany 1942-1945.

Source: THE MIGHTY EIGHTH IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR By Graham Smith.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Bombing the III Reich.

Post by tigre » 12 Jun 2016 04:21

Hello to all :D; little more..................

Aerial Campaign over Germany 1942-1945.

Source: http://ww2today.com/18-march-1944-fried ... ment-group.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Bombing the III Reich - and just when did WUPPERTAL's Tego-Film plant get hit??

Post by Bader's Briar » 12 Jun 2016 19:33

Dear Fellow WW II Info-Fans:

Bader's Briar here - ever since I'd heard about the problems with both the Focke-Wulf Ta 154 twin-engined fighter, and the He 162 Spatz light jet fighters' problems with acidic wood adhesives damaging the wood-structure parts that both designs had in their airframes, I've often wondered EXACTLY when the German city of WUPPERTAL...home to the "Goldschmitt Tego-Film" wood-material adhesives factory...got hit during the war, and more precisely, exactly when that Tego-Film manufacturing facility IN Wuppertal got flattened, causing the replacement of the Tego-Film with the corrosive replacement adhesive !!

For the first of these named aircraft designs, the Ta 154's three initial prototypes started their flights in July 1943, with production versions (Ta 154A-0 service test series of 12 airframes, the former V4 through V15 prototype aircraft) arriving around the spring of 1944. By the time the production A-1 versions entered production, apparently an RAF Bomber Command raid HAD hit the Tego-Film plant making that critical adhesive for wood-structure airframes and parts, and the corrosive substitute had begun its use, causing the Ta 154A-1 airframes to be incapable of holding together in flight.

For the He 162 Spatz, the corrosive replacement wood-adhesive problem was there from the beginning, as Flugkapitän Gotthold Peter lost his life in the crash of the He 162 V1 on December 10, 1944, when the corrosive adhesive's damage to one of the ailerons caused one to come loose, resulting in the crash.

The worst nighttime air raid that the RAF's Bomber Command ever struck Wuppertal with is said to have been on the night of May 29/30, 1943, with another follow-up raid on the night of June 24/25, 1943. The German Wikipedia page on this subject COULD be a good, "translatable" source of info towards finding out exactly when the critical raid that flattened the "Tego-Film' plant occurred, AND caused the need for the corrosive replacement adhesive to be requisitioned, but if the info turns out to not even be there, I could be "stuck".

Any more info about exactly WHICH RAF Bomber Command raid flattened the "Tego-Film" plant WOULD be very much appreciated...!

Thanks in advance and Yours Sincerely,

Bader's Briar

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