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    Hi, can anybody tell me what raids (targets) were taking place on 2nd Dec 1944, I am researching the deaths of 30 british POWs who were killed in their camp, Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, when a bomb landed on the shelter killing them.

    Cheers, Rick

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    Hi Rick,

    acording to Bomber Command diary on old RAF ooficila webiste:

    1/2 December

    71 Mosquitos to Karlsruhe, 6 to Hallendorf and 4 to Duisburg, 24 RCM sorties, 22 Mosquito patrols. No aircraft lost.
    2 December 1944

    93 Lancasters of No 3 Group attacked the Hansa benzol plant at Dortmund through thick cloud; the bombing was believed to be accurate. No aircraft lost.

    1 Hudson flew a Resistance operation.
    2/3 December 1944

    Hagen: 504 aircraft - 394 Halifaxes, 87 Lancasters, 23 Mosquitos - of Nos 1, 4, 6 and 8 Groups. 1 Halifax and 1 Lancaster crashed in France. The town of Hagen was not too heavily bombed before this raid. The effect upon industrial production was serious. Many firms are recorded as having lost up to 3 months' production. In addition, it was found by the Allies after the war that a factory making U-boat accumulator batteries - of which large numbers were needed by the new types of U-boats - was completely destroyed in this raid.

    66 Mosquitos to Giessen, 44 RCM sorties, 62 Mosquito patrols, 10 Stirlings on Resistance operations. 1 Stirling on Resistance work and 1 Intruder Mosquito lost.

    Total effort for the night: 686 sorties. 4 aircraft (0.6 per cent) lost.

    Hope this jelps a little

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Hi, many thanks for the info, I have no idea if Hagen is near Lamsdorf, it may well have been a US or Russian raid so more research required,
    Cheers, Rick

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    Here are the targets I have for Dec.2/44
    It 205 Genoa
    BC Special Operations
    Yu 205 Yugoslavia
    Hu 15 Sarvar
    Hu 15 Papa
    Hu 15 Gyor
    Ge 15 Oppell
    Au 15 Siebing
    Ge 15 Oppell
    Ge 8 Bad Schwalbach
    Ge 8 Bremen
    Ge 8 Misc., Ge
    Hu 15 Gyor/Dina
    Hu 15 Misc., Hu
    Hu 15 Celldomolk
    Hu 15 Celldomolk
    Hu 15 Hegyeshalon
    Ge 8 Misc., Ge
    Cz 15 Sastin
    Au 15 Vienna/Stroszhof
    Ge 8 Koblenz/Mosel
    Hu 15 Medve
    Ge 15 Blechhammer/S (I.G. Farben)
    Ge 15 Odertal (Deschowitz)
    Au 15 Vienna/Florisdorf
    Ge 15 Blechhammer/S (I.G. Farben)
    Ge 8 Oberlahnstein
    Ge 8 Bingen
    Ge BC Dortmund/Hansa
    Ge BC Hagen
    Ge BC Koblenz
    Ge BC Giessen
    Au 15 Furstenfeld
    Hu 15 Papa
    Hu 15 Celldomolk
    BC= Bomber Command
    8 & 15= USAF
    205 = RAF 205 Group
    Regards
    Dave Wallace

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    Hello Rick,

    The death of POW's is mentioned below, but no time is mentioned of this incident.

    http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/pow/stalag8b-2.html

    Regards

    Finn Buch

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