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English: Royal Air Force Bomber Command, 1942-1945.
Oblique aerial view of ruined residential and commercial buildings south of the Eilbektal Park (seen at upper right) in the Eilbek district of Hamburg, Germany. These were among the 16,000 multi-storeyed apartment buildings destroyed by the firestorm which developed during the raid by Bomber Command on the night of 27/28 July 1943 (Operation GOMORRAH). The road running diagonally from upper left to lower right is Eilbeker Weg, crossed by Rückertstraße.
Date between August 1943 and 1945
date QS:P,+1943-00-00T00:00:00Z/8,P1319,+1943-08-00T00:00:00Z/10,P1326,+1945-00-00T00:00:00Z/9

IWMLondonThumbnail.jpg This is photograph CL 3400 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Author Dowd J (Fg Off), Royal Air Force official photographer
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Part ofAir Ministry Second World War Official Collection
  • Associated places
    Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Associated events
    Allied Air Offensive 1942-1945, Germany, Second World War
  • Associated themes
    Royal Air Force 1939-1945, Bomber Command
  • Associated keywords
    Aerial Warfare, Bomb Damage, Destruction, Operations, Towns and Cities
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Camera location53° 34′ 23.7″ N, 10° 03′ 19″ E  Heading=270° Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo


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