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Old 30th September 2007, 17:51
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Raids on Plauen - March - April 1945

I've been asked to help a local history group from Plauen, Germany research the history of the bombing raids on their town, particularly in March and April 1945.

In a genuine attempt to understand what happened they are trying to understand the operations from an allied viewpoint and are looking to get official and personal accounts from RAF & USAAF airmen.

Whilst there seems to be a fair bit on the web from USAAF sources - I'd be grateful if anyone could help me track down some of the British sources.

The RAF raided the town on three occasions -

3/4 April - 8 Mosquitos
9/10 April - 37 Mosquitos
10/11 April - 307 Lancasters and 8 Mosquitos of Nos 1 and 8 Groups.

Does anybody know which squadrons were involved in these raids?

Ideally I'd like to trace any surviving veterans of these operations who may be willing to talk to me about their experiences.

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