Bombing of Bremen in World War II

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The Bombing of Bremen in World War II by the British Royal Air Force and US Eighth Air Force targeted strategic targets in the state Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, which had heavy anti-aircraft artillery but only 35 fighter aircraft in the area.wikipedia
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Bremerhaven

WesermündeGeestemündeBremerhaven, Germany
In addition to Wesermünde/Bremerhaven, targets were also in Farge and Vegesack.
As possibly the most critical North Sea base of the Nazi War Navy, the Kriegsmarine, 79% of the city was destroyed in the Allied air bombing of Bremen in World War II; however, key parts of the port were deliberately spared by the Allied forces to provide a usable harbour for supplying the Allies after the war.

Focke-Wulf

Focke WulfFocke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG
Repeated bombing of Bremen in World War II resulted in the mass-production plants being moved to eastern Germany and General Government, with AGO Flugzeugwerke of Oschersleben as a major subcontractor for the Fw 190.

Farge

Bremen-FargeSt. Valentin
In addition to Wesermünde/Bremerhaven, targets were also in Farge and Vegesack. Bremen also included concentration camps such as Bremen-Farge and Bremen-Vegesack.
The bombing of Bremen in World War II attacked Farge targets, including the oil storage.

Bremen

Bremen, GermanyRönnebeckBremer
Bremen also included concentration camps such as Bremen-Farge and Bremen-Vegesack.
Allied bombing destroyed 60% of the built up area of Bremen during World War II.

Bremer Vulkan

AG VulkanVegesacker WerftBremer Vulkan Schiff- und Maschinenbau
The Vulkan facility was several times target of the bombing of Bremen in World War II.

Bremen (state)

BremenFree Hanseatic City of Bremenstate of Bremen
The Bombing of Bremen in World War II by the British Royal Air Force and US Eighth Air Force targeted strategic targets in the state Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, which had heavy anti-aircraft artillery but only 35 fighter aircraft in the area.

AG Weser

A.G. WeserDeschimag A.G. WeserA/G Weser Shipbuilders
Because of intensive construction of warships, A.G. „Weser” often was target of allied air-raids during the Bombing of Bremen in World War II, mainly in 1944 and 1945.

ArcelorMittal Bremen

Klöckner StahlNorddeutsche HütteKlockner Hutte Bremen
Bombing practically ended production at the plant by 1945.

Thousand-bomber raids

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In June 1942, Bremen was the target for the RAF's third "thousand bomber raid".

United Kingdom

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The Bombing of Bremen in World War II by the British Royal Air Force and US Eighth Air Force targeted strategic targets in the state Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, which had heavy anti-aircraft artillery but only 35 fighter aircraft in the area.

Royal Air Force

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The Bombing of Bremen in World War II by the British Royal Air Force and US Eighth Air Force targeted strategic targets in the state Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, which had heavy anti-aircraft artillery but only 35 fighter aircraft in the area.

United States

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The Bombing of Bremen in World War II by the British Royal Air Force and US Eighth Air Force targeted strategic targets in the state Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, which had heavy anti-aircraft artillery but only 35 fighter aircraft in the area.

Strategic bombing during World War II

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The Bombing of Bremen in World War II by the British Royal Air Force and US Eighth Air Force targeted strategic targets in the state Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, which had heavy anti-aircraft artillery but only 35 fighter aircraft in the area.

Anti-aircraft warfare

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The Bombing of Bremen in World War II by the British Royal Air Force and US Eighth Air Force targeted strategic targets in the state Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, which had heavy anti-aircraft artillery but only 35 fighter aircraft in the area.

Bremen-Vegesack

VegesackVegesack, Germany
In addition to Wesermünde/Bremerhaven, targets were also in Farge and Vegesack. Bremen also included concentration camps such as Bremen-Farge and Bremen-Vegesack.

Internment

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Bremen also included concentration camps such as Bremen-Farge and Bremen-Vegesack.

Long ton

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In the 1939-45 period the RAF dropped 12,831 long tons of bombs on Bremen.

Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau

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Borgward

Borgward GroupCarl F. W. Borgward GmbHBorgward Groups