The Canal Raids

The Gravenhorst area

This target area was chosen as, in this location, the Mittelland Canal ran for some distance at a level above the surrounding land.

The target area is marked in red (the other major targets are circled with green)

The aiming point was the aqueduct over the River Aa.
Please note that the actual WW2 target would have been about 100m to the right of the present day aqueduct.

The new aqueduct (culvert) viewed in 2003.

The Mittelland Canal in the target area near Gravenhorst (1944-45)

For more details of the extensive post war rebuilding project, click this link or view "The Gravenhorst Rebuild" from the side menu.