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Diary March 14, 1945

Diary for Wednesday, March 14, 1945:

Bielefeld Viaduct after being attacked by Lancaster Specials of 617 Sqn
The Bielefeld Viaduct after being attacked by Lancaster Specials of 617 Squadron, which dropped one Grand Slam and several Tallboys on the structure on 14 March 1945. The large craters visible in this picture are those left by the Tallboys, while the Grand Slam made a rather smaller hole, penetrating deep and exploding underground.

Air War

Germany: Bielefeld Viaduct smashed by 22,000-lb bomb, (‘Grand Slam‘), thereby preventing movement from the Ruhr to Remagen.

Russian Front

Slovakia: Russians capture Zvolen, in Carpathians, north of Budapest.

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