Diary March 14, 1945
Diary for Wednesday, March 14, 1945:
The Bielefeld Viaduct after being attacked by Lancaster Specials of 617 Sqn, which dropped one Grand Slam and several Tallboys on the structure on 14 March 1945. The large craters visible in this pictures are those left by the Tallboys, while the Grand Slam made a rather smaller hole, penetrating deep and exploding underground.
Germany: Bielefeld Viaduct smashed by 22,000-lb bomb, (‘Grand Slam‘), thereby preventing movement from the Ruhr to Remagen.
Slovakia: Russians capture Zvolen, in Carpathians, north of Budapest.