major and three heavy attacks. A b Humble, Richard (1975). Just three and twelve were claimed by the RAF and AA defences respectively. 319 a b a b Buckley 1998,. 174 3 In aircraft production, the British were denied the opportunity to reach the planned target of 2,500 aircraft in a month, arguably the greatest achievement of the bombing, as it forced the dispersal of the industry, at first because of damage to aircraft factories. At this stage of the war, Germany was critically short of heavy and medium bombers, with the added obstacles of a highly effective and sophisticated British air-defence system, and the increasing vulnerability of airfields in occupied Western Europe to Allied air attack making the effectiveness. Blitz: The Story of the 29th December 1940.
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64 By the end of 1940 improvements had been made in the Underground and in many other large shelters. Airfields became water-logged and the 18 Kampfgruppen (bomber groups) of the Luftwaffe 's Kampfgeschwadern (bomber wings) were relocated to Germany for rest and re-equipment. Archived from the original on 4 September 2007. The German Economy at War. The German-occupied Polish cities of Krakw and Warsaw were not exempt, but the bombers concentrated primarily on military targets. 169 Other British efforts edit Operation Chastise, better known as the Dambusters raid, was an attempt to damage German industrial production by crippling its hydro-electric power and transport in the Ruhr area. This raid was also not particularly effective: only forty-seven of the sixty-eight bombers hit the target area. Bombing, States and Peoples in Western Europe, 19401945. In Sunderland on 25 April, Luftflotte 2 sent 60 bombers which dropped 80 tons of high explosive and 9,000 incendiaries. On occasion, only one-third of German bombs hit their targets. Coates, 1999.,. London: London Stationery Office.