European Air War!
Fierce air battles over western front, with 188 out of 800 Luftwaffe planes reported shot down during their last major attack of the war.
The US 8th Air Force, with 937 bombers and 613 fighters, carries out the heaviest attack to date against Berlin which levels large areas of the city and kills more than 25,000 civilians.
RAF balloon command to be disbanded as the air raid threat lessens. 278 V1's have been claimed by balloons.
UK civilian war casualties up to September 1944 are reported as 57,468 killed and 89,178 injured.
The RAF launches a heavy attack (over 800 bombers in two separate waves, which is followed the next day by 400 bombers of the US 8th Air Force) against Dresden. The Raids are estimated to have killed in a fire-bombing holocaust, 35,000 to 135,000 people and becomes the most destructive raid of the war in Europe.
The RAF launch the first of 36 consecutive night raids on Berlin.
The US 8th Air Force launches another heavy attack (over 1,000 bombers) against Nürnberg.
The allies launch Operation 'Clarion', which consisted of 10,000 air attacks on communications in central Germany.
400 RAF bombers carry out attacks against Dortmund and Rheine.
The US 8th Air Force launches another heavy attack against Berlin which devastates the center of the city.
The RAF launches a heavy attack (300 bombers) against Mannheim, causing a devastating firestorm.
100 Luftwaffe night-fighters attack 27 RAF airfields, in what is the last night intrusion raid of the war. 22 RAF aircraft were destroyed for 6 German.
The US 8th Air Force launches a heavy attack against Chemnitz in Saxony.
An RAF Bomber Command record for the largest tonnage dropped on a single target in single day is achieved at Essen when 4,661 tons are dropped.
RAF Bomber Command sets another new record for single target, when 4,851 tons are dropped on Dortmund.
Following a 600-bomber raid by the US 8th Air Force, the RAF with 800 bombers attacks Swinemünde North of Stettin, a major port of disembarkation for German refugees from eastern Germany, causing heavy damage to the docks and killing hundreds of civilians.
RAF Bomber Command make its first use of the 22,000lb ‘Grand Slam’ bomb, wrecking the Bielefeld viaduct. The US 15th Air Force, taking off from Italian airfields, launches a heavy raid (500 bombers) against Regensburg, while the RAF attacks Wuppertal with 400 aircraft.
The US 8th Air Force launches a massive attack (675 bombers) against the HQ complex of the OKH at Zossen 20 miles south of Berlin, but with minimal effect.
The US 8th Air Force carries out another heavy attack (200 bombers and 700 fighters) against Berlin.
The US 8th Air Force launches a major attack (650 bombers) against Hamburg.
The RAF launches a devastating raid (300 bombers) against Hildesheim near Hannover, a small city of little military and industrial importance.
The 1,115th and last V2 to reach England lands in Kynaston Road, Orpington, Kent, England.
The US 8th Air Force launches its heaviest raid to date (700 bombers) against Kiel on the Baltic.
The US 8th Air Force carries out another heavy attack (450 bombers) against Kiel.
The RAF attack Kiel, while the US 8th Air Force launches its heaviest raid to date (1,232 bombers) against Berlin.
The British Home Secretary says that 60,585 British civilians have died and 86,175 have been seriously injured in air attacks since outbreak of war.
Total V2-weapon casualties in Britain are announced as 2,754 killed and 6,523 seriously injured.
The RAF begin Operation 'Manna', supply drops into Holland.
RAF Bomber Command, launch its last major action of war against Kiel.
The fifth anniversary of the Battle of Britain, sees 300 RAF aircraft fly over London.
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