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Psychogeographical mapping of coincidence in Leeds and Dortmund. Drifting through superimposed narratives of two cities at once. The Leeds-Dortmund Project

||| dortmund 1944 |||
||| May |||

Dortmund bombed.
http://www.bomber-command.info

22/23 May
Aircraft: 375 BC Target: Dortmund, town area
http://www.historisches-centrum.de/ruhr/chronic1.htm

... first large raid on this target for a year.

The attach fell mainly in the south-eastern districts of Dortmund, mostly in residential areas. 852 houses and 6 industrial buildings were destroyed; 788 houses were seriously damaged. 335 Germans and 26 prisoners of war were killed and 1,697 people were injured.

M. Middlebrook & C. Everitt, The Bomber Command War Diaries, p.513
||| September |||

12 September
Aircraft: 119 BC Target: Dortmund, synthetic oil plant Hoesch-Benzin GmbH
http://www.historisches-centrum.de/ruhr/chronic1.htm

...attacked [synthetic oil plants] at Dortmund... The Dortmund raid was particularly successful.
M. Middlebrook & C. Everitt, The Bomber Command War Diaries, p.582
||| October |||

Dortmund bombed.
http://www.bomber-command.info

6/7 October
Aircraft: 523 BC Target: Dortmund, town area
Beginning of second "Battle of the Ruhr" (lasted until 31 December, 1944)
http://www.historisches-centrum.de/ruhr/chronic1.htm

On the night RCAF NO. 6 group sent out a record 293 four-engine bombers, Halifaxes and Lancasters, to bomb Dortmund.
[RCAF = Royal Canadian Air Force]

http://www.nt.net/~toby/ww2.html

The Second Battle of the Ruhr begins with 532 aircraft attacking Dortmund.
http://www.nucleus.com/~ltwright/BC-TL44a.htm

A heavy air raid of 498 aircraft on the city of Dortmund on the evening of 6 October 1944 marked the beginning of a second "Battle of the Ruhr"... This bomb attack claimed at least 1148 victims in Dortmund and was the beginning of a series of extremely heavy bombardments.
[Translated from] http://www.hco.hagen.de/ruhr/2nd_battle.htm
||| November |||

11/12 November
Aircraft: 238 BC Target: Dortmund, synthetic oil plant Hoesch-Benzin GmbH
http://www.historisches-centrum.de/ruhr/chronic1.htm

The aiming point was the Hoesch Benzin synthetic oil plant in the Wambel district. A local report confirms that the plant was severely damaged. Other bombs hit nearby housing and the local airfield. 83 people were killed and 85 injured.
M. Middlebrook & C. Everitt, The Bomber Command War Diaries, p.617

15 November
Aircraft: 177 BC Target: Dortmund, synthetic oil plant Hoesch-Benzin GmbH
http://www.historisches-centrum.de/ruhr/chronic1.htm

177 Lancasters of 3 Group carried out a G-H attack on the oil plant. The raid, through thick cloud, was believed to have been accurate.
M. Middlebrook & C. Everitt, The Bomber Command War Diaries, p.618

29 November
Aircraft: 311 BC Target: Dortmund, town area
http://www.historisches-centrum.de/ruhr/chronic1.htm
||| December |||

Dortmund bombed.
http://www.bomber-command.info

2 December
Aircraft: 93 BC Target: Dortmund, coking plant Zeche Hansa
http://www.historisches-centrum.de/ruhr/chronic1.htm

3 December

93 Lancasters of 3 Group attacked the Hansa benzol plant through thick cloud; the bombing was believed to be accurate.
M. Middlebrook & C. Everitt, The Bomber Command War Diaries, p.625
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