Damage at Krefeld. The centre of the town of Krefeld, on the Western outskirts of the Ruhr, as the RAF left it after a heavy attack on the night of 21/22.6.43. Krefeld was of considerable industrial importance, being the home of the Deutsche Edelstahlwerke combine, producing nearly 200,000 tons of special high-grade steel a year for use in Krupps and other great arms works. It was also a centre of the textile and silk manufacturing industry, with many firms making fabric for parachutes. The town was captured in the American advance to the Rhine on March 2nd, 1945.
Datum3 februari 1945
- Federal Republic of Germany
- In Oorlogsbronnen in set beeldbank_niod