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Old 25th February 2014, 00:02
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Luftwaffe raid against Hull 20 Dec.1942 ?

Hello all,

For an ongoing research project, I read a reference in the published OKW War Diaries that Hull (UK) was attacked by 17 Luftwaffe bombers in the night of 20/21 December 1942.

Main request: which Gruppe, which airfield and what sort of explosives were dropped? Regarding the Kampfgeschwader-exploits, my knowledge (and reference works) is rather limited.

Any info is much appreciated! All the best,

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Re: Luftwaffe raid against Hull 20 Dec.1942 ?

This link which shows all the bomb dropped on Hull says the date is 21/22 Dec 1942.

http://www.rhaywood.karoo.net/bombmap.htm

gif 13 says HE but no weights
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Re: Luftwaffe raid against Hull 20 Dec.1942 ?

Hello Marcel
the attackers during the night of 20/21. Dec 42 were from KG 2, dropped 17.8 metric tons of HE and 5.4 metric tons of incendiaries. One I./KG 2 plane suffered 10% damage while landing from the mission at Gilze Rijen.

Source the unit history of KG 2

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Re: Luftwaffe raid against Hull 20 Dec.1942 ?

Dear Kutscha and Juha,

That's exactly the kind of info sought ! Many thanks for this interesting input, another blank filled...

All the best, Marcel / Venlo
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