Wild Boars and Flak over Cologne
3rd July 1943: A newly arrived Lancaster bomber pilot makes his debut operational flight over Germany
On July 1943 Bomber Command returned to Cologne, aiming for the industrial centre on the east bank of the Rhine. It was a major raid with 653 aircraft taking part, the target marking was good and the bombs of the Main Force were concentrated. On the ground 588 people were killed, around 1,000 injured and an estimated 72,000 made homeless.
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