The Baedeker Raid on York

Update Log

The aim of this page is to inform returning visitors of new and/or updated content.

1st September 2018
Two new "Then & Now" images have been added..........The Leopold Arcade in Coney Street and the bomb damage in Malton Way.
Additionally, a map showing bombs which damaged utilities has been added.

8th November 2016
The grave of Sgt J Armitage has been located and photographed in Edinburgh.

27th September 2016
The graves of AC2 H Holmes and Private C W Jones have been photographed.

22nd January 2016
Courtesy of St Andrew's Church, Rippingale, we have located the final resting place of Mary Jane Farrow.

31st December 2015
A new page added describing the bombing of Freiburg. This attack was referred to by Hitler in his April 1942 speech as justification for the Luftwaffe attacks on UK cities.

13th November 2015
An error has been corrected concerning the location of Hitler's should be the Kroll Opera House and not the Reichstag building.

28th October 2015
Additional information about RAF 80 Wing (Signals) added to the Luftwaffe target locating page. Also several minor corrections made to this page.

13th October 2015
Changes made to split the Baedeker information into two menu items.

26th September 2015
Extra pages that are only linked to from other pages can be accessed with the "Additional Pages" menu item.

25th September 2015
A new page giving further information about the Halifax Repair Unit has been added.

22nd September 2015
The "Target York" page has been updated with new images of the Halifax Repair Units at RAF Clifton.

19th September 2015
The contents of the "April 29th 1942"  menu have been broken down into shorter sections.

18th September 2015
The shelter where William Long and Betty Pope were killed has been located and photographed.

15th September 2015
The burial location of William Long has been identified and visited.

11th August 2015
A number of minor additions to the text have been made (for example, concerning the provision and costs of air raid shelters).

7th August 2015
Thanks to Chris Fursdon we have a picture of Charlie Shufflebotham who was one of the airmen killed in the Guardroom of RAF Clifton Moor.
Don Savage from Acomb has kindly located the grave of Florence Maddison and information from David Poole has allowed me to photograph the grave of John Ruskin in Boston, Lincs.

22nd July 2015
The final page concerning the performance of various types of air raid shelters is now completed.

16th July 2015
Details of the Coneysthorpe crashsite have been added......Lt Karl-Heinz Mülhen's Dornier.

29th April 2015
To coincide with the anniversary of the raid the "almost completed" website is published.
Please let me know of any errors or omissions of copyright acknowledgment.