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Bombing of Nordhausen in World War II

Nordhausen World War II bombings
Part of Strategic bombing campaign in Europe
Location Nordhausen (district), Nazi Germany
Belligerents
United States Eighth Air Force

United Kingdom RAF Bomber Command

Nazi Germany Luftwaffe
Commanders and leaders
Carl Spaatz

Arthur Harris

The Allies bombed Nordhausen during World War II in a series of strategic attacks against targets in the Nordhausen district and city.

Targets around Nordhausen included Gustloff factory, Mittelwerk and Nordhausen airfield

Raids and related activities

Date Target Notes
July 7, 1944
August 24, 1944 airfield & Gustloff factory 11 B-17s bombed Nordhausen airfield (the 511th Bombardment Squadron bombed Buchenwald/Nordhausen).[4]
August 24, 1944 airfield Mission 669: 24 B-17s bombed.
December 12, 1944 Mission 748: 10 B-17s bombed the secondary target of Nordhausen.
February 1945 (late) Mittelwerk The Combined Chiefs of Staff discussed a proposed Allied attack on the Nordhausen plant with a highly flammable petroleum-soap mixtureHLW:188 which, having been used in the Pacific theatre, filled the tiniest crevices and burned with intense heat. Instead, Nordhausen was subsequently lightly attacked with conventional bombers, but the vulnerable convict barracks (Camp ‘Dora’) were untouched.
February 22, 1945 marshalling yards Mission 841: 41 B-24s bombed the marshalling yards and targets of opportunity.
April 3 & 4, 1945
April 6, 1945 A Canadian armoured column cut the final supply line of V-2 rockets from the assembly plants near Zutphen.
April 10, 1945 Allied capture "The U. S. First Army reached Nordhausen."[4]
April 14 to 30, 1945 airfield The Allies used the Nordhausen airfield.[5]

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References


1944: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
1945: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September

External links

  • August 1944 461st Bombardment Group (H) August 1944 Bombing missions
  • Operation Bellicose map


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