Raids on Germany

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons on 18th November 1942.

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Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will give a list of towns in Germany attacked by the Royal Air Force and the number of times each was visited, with the war factories damaged on each occasion?

Photo of Sir Archibald Sinclair Sir Archibald Sinclair , Caithness and Sutherland

As the answer to the Question is rather long and contains a number of figures, I propose, with my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

TOWNS ATTACKED IN GERMANY WITH NUMBER OF TIMES EACH HAS BEEN VISITED.
Town.No. of Times attacked.
Aachen15
Ahaus1
Aldekerk1
Alt Gaarz1
Altona5
Angermunde1
Aschersleben1
Augsburg3
Aurich1
Baden1
Barmen1
Barnstorf1
Berlin53
Bernburg2
Bielefeld5
Bitterfeld3
Boblingen1
Bochum1
Bonn5
Borkum19
Bottrop7
Bremen101
Bremerhaven20
Brunsbuttel6
Brunswick2
Celle3
Coblenz13
Cologne110
Cuxhaven17
Danzig2
Darmstadt2
Delmenhorst2
Dessau4
Distrol (Distelrath/Hastenrath W. of Duren)1
Dollbergen1
Dormagen1
Dorsten2
Dortmund39
Dresden2
Duisberg55
Dulmen1
Duren4
Dusseldorf50
Ehrang13
Emden80
Emmerich12
Eschwege5
Eschweiler1
Esens1
Essen49
Euskirchen3
Town.No. of Times attacked.
Finkenheerd1
Flensburg8
Frankfurt am Main35
Frankfurt-am-Oder1
Freiburg1
Friedrichskoog1
Furstenau1
Geldern6
Gelsenkirchen42
Geseke1
Gifhorn2
Gladbach7
Goch1
Gottingen3
Gotha3
Gremberg8
Grevenbroich6
Griesheim2
Hage2
Halberstadt1
Halle4
Haltern3
Hamborn4
Hamburg93
Hamm85
Hanau2
Hanover44
Harburg4
Hattingen1
Heerdt1
Heide1
Heidelberg1
Heilbronn1
Herdecke2
Herringen3
Hildesheim2
Hitzacker1
Hochst2
Holtenau2
Homberg1
Homberg13
Huntlosen2
Husten1
Husum4
Ibbenburen1
Jena1
Julich2
Kamen6
Karlsruhe7
Kassel10
Kastrop Rauxel4
Kiel70
Klingenberg4
Kloppenburg2
Kochem1
Kölleda1
Königshofen1
Krefeld21
Lastrup4
Lauta1
Leipzig6
Lernförde1
Leverkusen4
Lingen5
Lipstadt2
Lubeck9
Ludwigshafen19
Lünen10
Magdeburg23
Mainz5
Mannheim56
Marnheim1
Merzig1
Town.No. of Times attacked.
Misburg6
Monheim11
Mörs2
Mülheim3
Munich4
Munster21
Mutterstadt1
Neckarau1
Neheim1
Neuhaldensleben3
Neumünster1
Neuss2
Nienburg1
Nohra1
Nordenham2
Nordhausen3
Nordhorn1
Nuremberg4
Oberhausen2
Oberndorf1
Ohrtermesch1
Oldenburg10
Osnabruck44
Osterfeld3
Ostermoor3
Ottersberg1
Paderborn5
Pilsen4
Recklinghausen2
Rees1
Regensburg2
Rendsburg2
Rheine9
Rheinfelden1
Rheydt7
Riesenbeck1
Rostock5
Rotenburg3
Rotha2
Rudelsdorf1
Ruhrort-Hafen2
Rummelsburg (Berlin)1
Saarbrücken4
Salzbergen5
Salzhof1
Schilau1
Schönebeck1
Schwerte14
Siedenburg1
Siegburg1
Soest33
Solingen1
Soltau1
Speyer1
Spick1
Stendal1
Sterkrade6
Stettin7
Stockum1
Stuttgart10
Sundern1
Torgau2
Trier3
Uberlingen1
Ulm1
Vegesack4
Waldeck1
Waldshut1
Wanne Eickel5
Warendorf1
Warnemönde2
Wedau2
Wenzendorf5
Town.No. of Times attacked.
Wesel13
Wesermunde6
Wesseling6
Westerholt1
Westhofen1
Wiesbaden2
Wilhelmshaven69
Wismar9
Witten1
Wittenburg1
Zschornewitz1
Zweibrücken1
Zwischenahn2

As for the last part of the Question, the list of factories damaged is rather long for reproduction; and for reasons of security it would not be possible to publish all that is known. Such information as can properly be disclosed is published from time to time, usually in the form of photographs which speak for themselves.