Attacks on Berlins
The following pages have been set up  to illustrate the routes planned for attacks. As there were many to Berlin,  a good number of examples are available.

I am sure that a lot of people would not be aware of the diverse routes taken to a target. I certainly was not when I started out .

The route maps and statistics have been sourced  from Martin Middlebrooks' excellent  volume  "The Berlin Raids" and his copyright is acknowledged. For a more detailed explanation on these raids I would recommend the purchase of this excellent volume.

Click on the Date to see Route Map

 

Date Lancaster     Halifax     Sterling   Mosquito   Abortive %Abort
  Sent Lost %Lost Sent Lost %Lost Sent Lost %Lost Sent Lost %Lost
23/24 Aug 1943 335 20 6.0% 251 25 10.0% 124 17 13.7%       ? ?
31 Aug/1 Sep 1943 331 10 3.0% 176 20 11.4% 106 17 16.4% 9     86 14.0%
3/4 September 1943 316 20 6.3%             4     18 5.7%
18/19 November 1943 440 9 2.0%             4     26 5.9%
22/23 November 1943 469 11 2.4% 234 10 4.3% 50 5 10.0% 11     68 8.9%
23/24 November 1943 365 20 5.5% 10           8     46 12.0%
26/27 November 1943 443 28 6.3%             7     28 6.2%
2/3 December 1943 425 37 8.7% 15 2 13.3%       18 1 5.5% 43 9.4%
16/17 December 1943 483 25 5.2%             15     30 6.2%
23/24 December 1943 375 15 3.9% 7           8     32 8.2%
29/30 December 457 11 2.4% 252 9 3.6%       3     45 6.3%
1/2 January 1944 421 28 6.7%                   29 6.9%
2/3 January 1944 383 26 7.0%                   60 15.7%
20/21 January 1944 495 13 2.6% 264 22 8.3%             75 9.9%
27/28 January 1944 515 33 6.4%             15     38 7.2%
28/29 January 1944 432 20 4.6% 241 26 10.8%       4     66 9.7%
30/31 January 1944 446 32 7.2% 82 1 1.2%       12     43 8.0%
15/16 February 1944 561 26 4.6% 314 17 5.4%       16     75 8.4%
24/25 March 1944 577 44 7.6% 216 28 12.9%       18     53 6.5%