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The text below gives a summary of the conflict (i.e. war), event or incident that resulted in deaths in the Borough or abroad. On the right are listed the individual events and incidents, such as battles or air raids. For each conflict the total number of casualties are given, whereas for each event or incident the names of those who died are listed in alphabetical order.

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Details for: Air raids on Wednesday 16th April 1941


Historical Data:
Wednesday 16th April 1941. A major attack took place against London this day, with the heaviest raid of the war so far against Britain with 685 bombers attacking the capital in a raid lasting from 2050 to 0518 hours. It was reported that many German crews made two trips this day. The main concentration point for bombing was the docks and industrial area in the east but many areas of the city were hit. More fires were started and more casualties reported than any previous day - 1,179 Londoners were killed and 2,233 seriously wounded. Numerous public buildings were damaged, including the Houses of Parliament and St. Paul's Cathedral. A number of properties were damaged in Islington. Dennis Street, Foxham Road, Mercer's Road, Pembroke Street, Stroud Green Road and Tollington Park were hit with the loss of 72 lives.