Scarborough Blitz 18th March 1941


1378 buildings were damaged or destroyed - Scarborough's worst air raid of WW2. 98 German planes dropped high explosive parachute mines on the town around 9pm.  Some were delayed action bombs that went off later. 28 civilians and military people were killed and many hundreds injured. We have further information in our archive. 

More on this story can be read at : http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/04/a1975304.shtml

See our photo gallery at : http://www.scarboroughsmaritimeheritage.org.uk/wargallery.html


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