13 Aug 1939

Photo(s) dated 13 Aug 1939
Rheinmetall-Borsig factory, Düsseldorf, Germany, 13 Aug 1939
25 Jun 1940

Germany
20 Jul 1940

Germany
31 Jul 1942

Germany
  • 630 British bombers (308 Wellington, 113 Lancaster, 70 Halifax, 61 Stirling, 54 Hampden, and 24 Whitley) attacked Düsseldorf, Germany with 900 tons of bombs, destroying 453 buildings, damaging 15,000 buildings, killing 276 civilians, and wounding 1,018 civilians; 29 bombers were lost on this attack. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | Düsseldorf | TH, CPC]
15 Aug 1942

Germany
11 Sep 1942

Germany
  • 479 British bombers (242 Wellington, 89 Lancaster, 59 Halifax, 47 Stirling, 28 Hampden, and 14 Whitley) attacked Düsseldorf and Neuss in Germany, damaging or destroying 52 industrial targets and 2,417 houses; 148 civilians were killed; 33 bombers were lost on this mission. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | Düsseldorf | TH, CPC]
26 May 1943

Germany

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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