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Bombing
« on: Tuesday 27 October 09 11:03 GMT (UK) »
Hello
Can some one tell me if Aberdeen got bombed in the WW2.
Thank You for any help.
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Re: BOMBING
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 27 October 09 11:39 GMT (UK) »
I don't know much about it, but I do know bombs fell in the area around John Knox church, Mounthooly,  and I believe houses in the Gilcomston area were also bomb-damaged.
There might be newspaper reports about it.
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Re: BOMBING
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 27 October 09 12:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi McCubbin

Not sure if you are checking on specific addresses that may have been affected, but this post on another forum may be of interest:

http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=17189

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Re: BOMBING
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 27 October 09 14:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi,apparently Aberdeen had more air raids than anywhere else in Scotland. Many buildings were destroyed & 250 civilians were killed. Are you interested in anywhere specific ?
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Re: BOMBING
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 27 October 09 15:07 GMT (UK) »
Hello McCubbin

There are a couple of books about the war years in Aberdeen that include many pictures of bomb damage in Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland.

Aberdeen at War - A Pictorial Account 1939-45
Lomond Books

Aberdeen & the North East at War
The Press & Journal.
 
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Re: BOMBING
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 27 October 09 18:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi McCubbin,

There were 30 attacks on Aberdeen, 178 people killed and 599 buildings rendered uninhabitable. The biggest raid was on the 21st April 1943, when 98 people died and 93 were seriously injured.

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Re: BOMBING
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 October 09 23:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Thank You for everyone's  help.
It was quite bad in Aberdeen, with people losing their life's, terrible, My generation do not know how lucky we are.
The reason I was asking, someone was telling that the orphanage in Aberdeen  was bombed in WW2. I do not know what it was called I just know it was in Aberdeen.
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Re: BOMBING
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 28 October 09 14:21 GMT (UK) »
The Royal Mental Hospital (now Cornhill) was extensively damaged, but I can't find anything about an orphanage being hit.  Middlefield School was badly damaged as well.

There is a book called 'Far Wis Ye Fin the Sireen Blew?' which is part of an oral history project on Aberdeen during WWII.  It may be available through inter-library loan if you don't live in Aberdeen, as I think it may be out of print unfortunately.
Contact us at either:
Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives, Town House, Broad Street Aberdeen, AB10 1AQ
Telephone: 01224 522513  Email: archives[at]aberdeencity.gov.uk
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Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives, Old Aberdeen House, Dunbar Street, Aberdeen, AB24 3UJ
Telephone 01224 481775 Email: archives[at]aberdeencity.gov.uk

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Re: BOMBING
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 03 August 10 14:07 BST (UK) »
HI I'm a newboy here..........

Our house took a direct hit during 1942(?). We lived in Hilton. Mum fell down the bomb hole, with me in her arms .
We re-located to Union Grove.