The Canal Raids

The Calendar of Raids on the Canals in World War 2

 

Date
 

 Target
 

 Aircraft
 

Comments
 

19-20th
June
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

20 Hampdens

Münster bombed heavily

20-21st
June
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

1 Hampden

No details

28-29th
June
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

10 Hampdens

No details

29-30th
June
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

2 Hampdens

Lock gates

3-4th
July
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

18 Hampdens

Barges
attacked

4-5th
July
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

3 Hampdens

Canal harbours

5-6th
July
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

 3 Hampdens

No details

11-12th
July
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

 3 Hampdens

No details

25-26th
July
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

 17 Hampdens

New Ems aqueduct holed

29-30th
July
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

4 Hampdens

No details

3-4th
August
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

6 Hampdens

No details

12-13th
August
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

19 Hampdens

The Münster Aqueduct raid

14-15th
August
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

1 Hampden

Reconnaissance

21-22nd
August
1940
 

Mittelland
Canal

21 Hampdens

Actual target unknown

26-27th
August
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

2 Hampdens

No details

28-29th
August
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

1 Hampden

No details

30-31st
August
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

2 Hampdens

No details

2-3rd
September
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

Hampdens

No details

5-6th
September
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

2 Hampdens

No details

19-20th
September
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

10 Hampdens

No details

20-21st
September
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

6 Hampdens

No details

26-27th
September
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

6 Hampdens

No details

28-29th
September
1940
 

Dortmund Ems

6 Hampdens

The final Hampden raid

15-16th
September
1943
 

Dortmund Ems

8 Lancasters

5x 617 Sqn Lancasters lost

23-24th
September
1944
 

Dortmund Ems

136 Lancasters
5 Mosquitoes

14 Lancasters lost

4-5th
November
1944
 

Dortmund Ems

174 Lancasters
2 Mosquitoes

3 Lancasters
lost

6-7th
November
1944
 

Mittelland

235 Lancasters
7 Mosquitoes

10 Lancasters lost

21-22nd
November
1944
 

Mittelland 

138 Lancasters
6 Mosquitoes

2 Lancasters
lost

21-22nd
November
1944
 

Dortmund Ems

123 Lancasters
5 Mosquitoes

No losses

1st
January
1945 
 

Dortmund Ems

102 Lancasters
2 Mosquitoes

Daylight raid
2 Lancasters lost

1-2nd
January
1945
 

Mittelland

152 Lancasters
5 Mosquitoes

No losses

7-8th
February
1945
 

Dortmund Ems

177 Lancasters
11 Mosquitoes

3 Lancasters
lost

20-21st
February
1945
 

Mittelland

154 Lancasters
11 Mosquitoes

Raid abandoned due to cloud

21-22nd
February
1945
 

Mittelland Canal

165 Lancasters
12 Mosquitoes

13 Lancasters
lost

24th
February
1945
 

Dortmund Ems

166 Lancasters
4 Mosquitoes

Raid abandoned due to cloud

3-4th
March
1945 

Dortmund Ems

212 Lancasters
10 Mosquitoes

7 Lancasters
lost