4 Dec 1944- Radar Screen - Vic Grimmett
460 Squadron RAAF
Karlsruhe (Industrial Area), B2 PB559 (Vic Grimett's
Photo taken of "Y" radar screen showing area over
which bombs were dropped. Bomb load, 13 x 1,000 SAP bombs.
KARLSRUHE - 535 aircraft, 369 Lancasters, 154 Halifaxes, 12 Mosquitoes. 1 Lancaster and 1 Mosquitoe lost. The marking and bombing were accurate and severe damage was caused, particularly in the southern and western districts of the city. Among the industrial buildings destroyed were the important Durlacher machine-tool factory, the main Protestant church and the concert hall. 375 Germans and 39 foreigners were killed.
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