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Diary June 24, 1943

Woman searches for family members in Wuppertral-Elberfeld after the night raid
Woman searches for familiy members in Wuppertral-Elberfeld after the night raid. The city, which was covered by a deep river valley, was left without any anti-aircraft protection. Only with new attack methods, lead by Mosquito pathfinders, the RAF was able to raid the unprotected city which results in 5,200 killed civilians.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, June 24, 1943:

Air War

Germany: Heavy RAF night raid on Elberfeld (Ruhr) by 544 bombers dropping 1,663t of bombs.
Mediterranean: 9th AF B-24 Liberator bombers attacking Sedes airfield (Greece) and drop pamphlets addressed to local population.

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