Day Bombers Follow 1000-plane Assault



Day Bombers Follow 1000-plane Assault


A newspaper cutting describing a night operation by Mosquitoes on the Ruhr followed by USAAF day bombing. Attacks were also made on Berlin and the Gestapo building in Copenhagen.
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The new ten-ton bomb now being used by the R.A.F. is here compared with a 12,000lb. bomb, the type which sank the Tirpitz.

Day Bombers Follow 1,000-plane Assault


Bombers of the U.S. Eighth Air Force are over Germany to-day, it is officially announced, continuing the all-out assault on every type of objective in the North German plain, which followed night-long activity by Mosquitoes over the entire area from the Dutch coast to the Ruhr.

For hours the roar of Allied heavy bombers was continuous over the East Anglian coast. Heavy formations went in the direction of Germany, followed by fighters in considerable strength. Warnings broadcast by the German achtung service indicated another two-way daylight assault on Germany’s inner fortress.
A few minutes after an Allied force had been reported over the Zuyder Zee, flying east, bombers were reported over Austria, coming from the south, presumably from Italy bases.
Later bomber formations, flying north-eastwards, were reported approaching the Ruhr, and Allied fighter forces were heading for Berlin.
Other warnings referred to areas as widespread as Hannover, Bremen, and the Czech province of Bohemia. The bomber and fighter stream was estimated to be 60 miles long.

Over Montgomery’s Front

Fighter-bombers and medium bombers were out again to-day, states a message from Field Marshal Montgomery’s 21st Army Group Headquarters. During the night Mosquitoes had hammered 10 marshalling yards north of the Ruhr. They included those at Coesfeld Dulmen, Dulmen, Ahaus and Bochalt.

Some 6,200 sorties were flown by Allied planes in their attacks on German targets yesterday, it is learned at Allied Supreme Headquarters.

Reviewing yesterday’s activities, the Air Ministry stated to-day that in daylight aircraft of R.A.F. Bomber Command, escorted by aircraft of R.A.F. Fighter Command, made heavy and concentrated attacks on an oil refinery at Bremen and on the railway yards at Munster and Rheine.
The Arbergen railway bridge across the Weser, on the outskirts of Bremen, was broken down with 22,000lb and other heavy bombs.

100 Mosquitoes Over Berlin

“Last night,” the Ministry added, “two attacks were made on Berlin, one of them by the largest force of Mosquitoes yet despatched to the German capital.”
An air correspondent states that in the double attack over 100 Mosquitoes took part.
Out of over 1,000 aircraft of Bomber Command engaged in all operations, 12 are missing.
Photographic reconnaissance over the Gestapo building in Copenhagen, attacked by low-flying Mosquitoes yesterday, shows the structure to be completely smashed and burning, says a correspondent with the T.A.F.
The largest petrol and oil dump supplying the German armies facing Field Marshal Montgomery’s 21st Army Group was completely destroyed by the Second T.A.F. south-east of Deventer, in Holland, yesterday.



Birmingham Mail, “Day Bombers Follow 1000-plane Assault,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 22, 2024,

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