Biggest Ten-Ton Raid Yet

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Biggest Ten-Ton Raid Yet

Description

A newspaper cutting with news about attacks on U-boat shelters at Farge, an oil storage depot, benzol plants near Hamm, railway targets in the Netherlands, vessels in the Western Baltic, merchant shipping in the Skaggerak and Freisian Islands and other locations.

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Date

1945-03-28

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One newspaper cutting

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IBCC Digital Archive

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NWarrenGC190813-010001

Transcription

[Missing letters]ay, 28 March, 1945

BIGGEST TEN-TON RAID YET

Bombs Crashed on U-boat Shelters

CARRYING more ten-ton bombs than in any previous attack, Lancasters yesterday hit at concrete U-boat shelters under construction at Farge, north-east of Bremen on the River Weser.
An oil storage depot in the same area was also bombed. Other forces of Lancasters struck at the Konigsborn and Sachsen benzol plants near Hamm, and also at the railway centre of Paderborn, about 40 miles east of Hamm.
Spitfire-bombers continued their attacks on railway targets in the Netherlands rocket zone.
Leigh-Light Liberators attacked seven U-boats, a destroyer and 14 other ships in the Western Baltic on Monday night. Preliminary reports indicate that results were good.
In the Skagerrak, Halifaxes and a Liberator bombed marchant [sic] shipping, while torpedo Beaufighters attacked other vessels off the Frisian Islands.
Railway yards near Vienna, marshalling yards at Szombathely in Hungary and Bratislava in Czecho-Slovakia, and transport targets in Wiener, Neustadt and Budejovice areas were bombed by Italy-based aircraft.

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Citation

Birmingham Mail, “Biggest Ten-Ton Raid Yet,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/26756.

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