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Old 29th March 2021, 20:13
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Exclamation Bombardment on Hasselt Belgium may 12 1944

Hello ,

Wich US BG /BS were involved on the bombing of the marshalling yards of Hasselt in Belgium on may 1944.

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Old 29th March 2021, 21:16
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Re: Bombardment on Hasselt Belgium may 12 1944

According to this, (search for Hasselt):

https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/for...s-ago/page/25/

Thursday, May 11, 1944

· 126 Lancasters and six Mosquitos hit Hasselt, in northeastern Belgium. The target was marked and 39 aircraft bombed, but all missed the railway yards because of thick haze and the Master Bomber ordered the bombing to stop.

Friday, May 12, 1944
-Seven Lancasters, and four Mosquitos to the rail yards at Hasselt, Belgium.

Monday, May 22, 1944
8th AF -130 P-47s are dispatched on a fighter-bomber attack on railroad bridges at Hasselt and Liege, Belgium, losing one P-47.

Tuesday, May 23, 1944
8th AF - 103 P-51s are dispatched to bomb a railroad bridge at Hasselt, Belgium.
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Old 30th March 2021, 11:45
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Re: Bombardment on Hasselt Belgium may 12 1944

Alain,

A perspective from the ground of the attacks on Hasselt here (in Dutch): http://www.erfgoedcelhasselt.be/imag...ommelen_35.pdf

It (also) gives an overview and dates.

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Old 31st March 2021, 08:09
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Re: Bombardment on Hasselt Belgium may 12 1944

Hello Leendert ,

Thanks for the info , any idea wich US BG's , RAF sqdn were involved ?

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Old 31st March 2021, 08:22
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Re: Bombardment on Hasselt Belgium may 12 1944

Alain,
Will try to get more details. As for 11 May 1944, the 126 Lancasters hit Leuven rather than Hasselt or Leopoldsburg. See e.g. https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20130510_00575714

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Re: Bombardment on Hasselt Belgium may 12 1944

The April 8 attack by B-26s (386th and 391st BGs) is described in some detail here:

https://b26.com/historian/chester_klier/142.htm
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Re: Bombardment on Hasselt Belgium may 12 1944

109 Squadron sent three Oboe Mosquitos to mark Hasselt on the 11th while 105 Squadron sent two, 156 Squadron sent fourteen Lancasters and 35 Squadron sent three. The remaining Lancasters were from 1 Group and included 101 & 460 Squadrons. There was a Master Bomber on this attack. H-Hour was 23.50. On the 12th 109 sent two Oboe Mosquitos to do the marking and 105 sent two. Also a Master Bomber on this one H-Hour was 00.30. Seven Lancasters were from 635 Squadron and 4 Group sent 100 Halifaxes which included 76, 466, 640, 10 & 158 Squadrons.

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Re: Bombardment on Hasselt Belgium may 12 1944

Goodmorining,

Thank you for this marvellous info;

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