1940-1949 | Bombing towns & cities | Germany | RAF crimes

RAF bombing kills one third of the population of Pforzheim in 22 minutes

23 February 1945 At 7.50 pm  of 23 February 1945, in the closing weeks of the Second World War,  367 RAF Lancaster heavy bombers began a massive air assault on the small German town of Pforzeheim. The town was renowned for its jewellery and watch making artisans, but of little or no strategic importance as…