I’ve updated and I hope enhanced the pages on this site relating to the air raid on 29 April 1942. The civilian casualties list has had a lot of visitors in recent days, following an article in The Press about the ‘Baedeker’ raid. I’ve added a page with a simplified, alphabetically-arranged list of addresses in York where there were civilian casualties.
I’ve also compiled a Google map, as a visual representation of where those bombs fell. It only represents a part of the widespread bombing, only showing the sites where civilians died, but it shows how badly certain streets, such as Bootham Crescent, were affected.
Each marker on the map represents loss of life, maybe one, sometimes many. From tiny children, to two elderly sisters whose house was hit, to the six year old girl in the Queen Anne’s School shelter.