Table of Data Points

Tag : Aerial

1945-03-21Operation Carthage

During an attack on Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen, a Mosquito bomber accidentally crashes into a school. Following bombers then attack the school believing it to be the original target. 125 civilians are killed.

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1945-03-14Grand Slam Bomb Dropped

The RAF drop the 22,000 lb Grand Slam bomb for the first time. An Avro Lancaster of Squadron Leader CC Calder dropped the bomb from 11,965 ft (3,647 m) on the Bielefeld viaduct.

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1945-03-11Operation Tan No. 2

Of 24 "Frances" twin-engine bombers, which were sent on a long-range Kamikaze mission directed at the main Allied naval fleet anchorage at Ulithi atol, only two arrived to damage the USS Randolph.

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1945-03-10Tokyo Firebombing

Over 100,000 people are killed when the 334 B-29s of the United States Army Air Forces drop incendiary bombs on Tokyo. Approximately 267,000 buildings are destroyed.

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1945-03-04Dinah Might Lands

The first of thousands of B-29s to follow, the 'Dinah Might', low on fuel and damaged, makes an emergency landing on airstrip number 1 on Iwo Jima, 21 days before the island is entirely in allied hands.

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1945-02-23Pforzheim destoryed

Pforzheim is completely destroyed by a raid of 379 British bombers.

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1945-02-23Verona Bombed

The Verona Philharmonic Theatre is bombed by Allied forces.

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1945-02-21Bismark Sea Sunk

Two Japanese kamikazes hit the Bismarck Sea, first on the starboard side under the first 40 mm gun (aft) and then the aft elevator shaft. The sea water distribution system was destroyed along with any hope of damage control. The crew abandoned ship.

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1945-02-14Prague Bombed

About sixty B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 8th US Air Force dropped about 152 tons of bombs on many populated areas of Prague. The attacks was a result of a navigation error, the intended target was Dresden, 100km to the north.

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1945-02-131945-02-15Bombing of Dresden

Between 24,000 and 40,000 people are killed when Allied bombers drop more than 3,900 tons of high explosive and incendiary bombs on Dresden, the Baroque capital of Saxony, Germany.

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