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12 Mar 1940

Germany
  • Emden arrived at Swinemünde, Germany and joined Group 5 being organized for the invasion of Oslo, Norway. ww2dbase [Emden | Swinemünde, Pommern | CPC]
5 Apr 1940

Germany
6 Apr 1940

Germany
8 Jun 1940

Germany
7 Mar 1945

Germany
12 Mar 1945

Germany
  • German steam merchant ships Hilde (384-ton) and Adross (2,995-ton) were sunk in an air raid on Swinemünde, Germany. 570 people were killed by the fires or went down with the ships. ww2dbase [Swinemünde, Pommern | HM]
16 Apr 1945

Germany
  • Eighteen British Lancaster bombers of No. 617 Squadron RAF attacked the German heavy cruiser Lützow at Swinemünde, Germany (now Swinoujscie, Poland). All but two of the aircraft were hit, although only one was lost (becoming No. 617 Squadron's last loss of the war). A near miss by a "Tallboy" 12,000-lb bomb tore a large hole in the bottom of the Lützow, crippling her. ww2dbase [Deutschland | Swinemünde, Pommern | AC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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