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8 Nov 1843

Germany
15 Jan 1902

Germany
  • The shipbuilding supplier firm Norddeutschen Maschinen- und Armaturenfabrik GmbH was founded in Bremen, Germany. ww2dbase [Atlas Werke AG | Bremen, Weser-Ems | AG]
30 Oct 1911

Germany
  • The Bremen, Germany-based firm Norddeutschen Maschinen- und Armaturenfabrik GmbH was transformed into the shipbuilder Atlas Werke AG. ww2dbase [Atlas Werke AG | Bremen, Weser-Ems | AG]
16 Aug 1928

Photo(s) dated 16 Aug 1928
Launching ceremony of SS Bremen, Deschimag shipyard, Bremen, Germany, 16 Aug 1928
1 Oct 1928

Germany
5 Jan 1929

Germany
  • Major worker strikes ended at Atlas Werke AG in Bremen, Germany; nevertheless, several contracts were lost to foreign competitors. ww2dbase [Atlas Werke AG | Bremen, Weser-Ems | AG]
23 Jul 1929

Germany
11 Nov 1935

Germany
  • The keel of U-27 was laid down by AG Weser in Bremen, Germany. ww2dbase [U-27 | Bremen, Weser-Ems | CPC]
24 Jun 1936

Germany
7 Oct 1936

Germany
12 Nov 1936

Germany
1 Jul 1937

Germany
2 Aug 1937

Germany
9 Nov 1938

Germany
19 Jan 1939

Photo(s) dated 19 Jan 1939
Launching ceremony of Seydlitz, Deschimag shipyard, Bremen, Germany, 19 Jan 1939
1 Jul 1939

Germany Photo(s) dated 1 Jul 1939
L├╝tzow being prepared for launch, Deschimag shipyard, Bremen, Germany, 1 Jul 1939
10 Aug 1940

Germany
10 Apr 1941

Germany
6 Jun 1941

Germany
15 Sep 1941

Germany
1 May 1942

Germany
8 May 1942

Photo(s) dated 8 May 1942
Aerial view of Seydlitz, Z34, Z32, and Z33 in the Westhafen basin of Deschimag shipyard, Bremen, Germany, 8 May 1942
3 Jun 1942

Germany
25 Jun 1942

Germany
  • Sir Arthur Harris of the RAF Bomber Command launched the third Thousand Bomber Raid, this time sending 1,067 aircraft (including some aircraft from Coastal Command and Army Cooperation Command) to attack Bremen, Germany; only 696 reported successfully reaching the city. The RAF Bomber Command lost 48 aircraft, half of which had inexperienced crews recruited from training squadrons flying worn out aircraft; the RAF Coastal Command lost 5 aircraft. 572 houses were destroyed, 6,108 were damaged. 85 were killed, while 497 were wounded and 2,378 were made homeless. An assembly shop at the Focke-Wulf factory was destroyed, while the Bremer Vulkan shipyard and nearby docks and warehouses were also damaged. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | Bremer Vulkan AG | Bremen, Weser-Ems | AC, CPC]
27 Jun 1942

Germany
29 Jun 1942

Germany
2 Jul 1942

Germany
  • 325 British bombers (175 Wellington, 53 Lancaster, 35 Halifax, 34 Stirling, and 28 Hampden) attacked Bremen, Germany, damaging 1,000 houses and 4 small industrial facilities, damaging 3 cranes in the port area, damaging 7 ships, and sinking transport ship Marieborg. The Germans suffered 5 deaths and 4 wounded while the British lost 13 bombers. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | Bremen, Weser-Ems | CPC]
4 Jul 1942

Germany
19 Jul 1942

Germany
1 Aug 1942

Germany
4 Sep 1942

Germany
13 Sep 1942

Germany
2 Oct 1942

Germany
25 Nov 1942

Germany
18 Mar 1943

Germany
15 May 1943

Germany
13 Jul 1943

Germany
  • In Bremen, Germany, Atlas Werke AG held its final General Meeting. Shortly after, Krupp would take over Atlas's operations and would rename the company Maschinenbau Kiel GmbH. ww2dbase [Atlas Werke AG | Bremen, Weser-Ems | AG]
1 Sep 1943

Germany
22 Sep 1943

Germany
20 Jan 1944

Germany
6 Jul 1944

Germany
24 Jul 1944

Germany
29 Jul 1944

Germany
24 Feb 1945

Germany
25 Feb 1945

Germany
7 Mar 1945

Germany
9 Mar 1945

Germany
11 Mar 1945

Germany
19 Apr 1945

Germany
  • British Second Army attacked Bremen, Germany across the Elbe River while Canadian troops captured the Luftwaffe base of Stade, 40 kilometers west of Hamburg, without opposition. ww2dbase [Bremen, Weser-Ems | TH]
3 Apr 2017

Germany

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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935