Currently set to No Index

Diary February 18, 1944


 Amiens Prison Raid
Picture taken from one of the Mosquito bombers during the Amiens Prison Raid.
WW2 War Diary for Friday, February 18, 1944:

Air War

Western Europe – Amiens Prison Raid: 19 Mosquito bombers (4 lost), led by Group-Captain Pickard (shot down by 2 Fw 190 fighters shortly after the raid and killed), breach walls and free 250 members of French Resistance.
Britain: 187-plane (11 lost) night raid on London. 139 t bombs on target; considerable damage and numerous casualties. Raiders copy RAF Pathfinder tactics.

Mediterranean

Italy – Anzio: Allied situation becomes critical; Germans continue all-out efforts to capture ‘Flyover Bridge’ and reach the sea.

close
Subscribe to our newsletter with the latest reports from the war diaries and about World War I & II.

for sharing:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

WW2 Weapons
Scroll to Top