Bombing of Frankfurt am Main in World War II
Bombing of Frankfurt am Main by the Allies of World War II killed about 5,500 residents and destroyed the largest[specify] medieval city centre in Germany (the Eighth Air Force dropped 12,197 tons of explosives on the city).
Post-war reconstruction generally used modern architecture, and a few landmark buildings were rebuilt in a simple historical style. The 1st building rebuilt was the 1789 Paulskirche (English: St. Paul's Church).
|1942-12-22||Frankfurt was unsuccessfully bombed when bad weather prevented crews from hearing Sqn Ldr S. P. Daniels' on the standard-frequency radio equipment in the 1st Master Bomber mission (proposed by Air-Vice Marshal Don Bennett on 22 December 1942—preceding the Operation Chastise MB by 6 months.)|
|1943-10-04/05|| 155 Boeing B-17 from the 1st Bombardment Wing targeted the Vereinigte Deutsche Metallwerke (United German Metalworks) in Heddernheim|
|1944-01-29||Mission 24 daylight bombing of Frankfurt killed Princess Marie Alexandra of Baden.|
|1944-02-04||The 303 BG bombed the Frankfurt city area using PFF.|
|1944-02-11||The 303 BG attacked Frankfurt|
|1944-03-02||The 303 BG targeted Frankfurt's V.K.F. (Vereinigte Kugellagerfabriken) ball bearing plant, followed by the Berlin Erkner ball bearing works on 03-03 and 03-08.|
|1944-03-22||A night raid destroyed the old part of Frankfurt and killed over 1000 inhabitants, and the east port suffered major damage.|
|De Havilland Mosquitos raided Frankfurt during the Battle of Berlin (air).|
|[when?]||The Municipal Library was hit during an air raid, destroying its Cairo Genizah document collection and lists of the collection.|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Frankfurt am Main in the 1940s.|
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- Miller, Edgar "Ed" C. "...My Combat Missions..." Sirinet.net/~lgarris. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
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- Goitein, S.D. (2000). Economic Foundations. A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza. I. University of California Press. p. 5.