Category:Bombing of Vallø, Norway 1945

English: The last major strategic raid of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bomber Command during World War II, was the destruction of an oil refinery at Vallø, Tønsberg in southern Norway, then under German Nazi occupation, by 107 Lancasters, on the night of 25/26 April, 1945, less than two weeks before the end of the war. The attack was supposed to cut off the fuel supply to German submarines. However, most oil tanks at the refinery were empty and many bombs hit the houses outside the refinery, killing 53 civilians in the small community and an unknown number of Germans. The refinery Vallø oljeraffineri started in 1905, restarted in 1950 and finally closed down in 2001.
ataque a Vallø (es); Angrepet på Vallø (nn); Angrepet på Vallø (nb); Bombing of Vallø (en) Norway 1945 (en); luftangrep utført av britiske bombefly mot oljeraffineriet på Valløy i Vestfold i 1945 (nb); veldslag in Noorwegen (nl)
Bombing of Vallø 
Norway 1945
Vallø oljeraffineri ruin - Vallø ruin rafineri 18.jpg
The ruins of Vallø oil refinery in Vestfold, Norway after the British bombing campaign during the night of April 26, 1945.
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Instance ofairstrike
Part ofGerman occupation of Norway
Location Valløy, Tønsberg, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway
Point in time25 April 1945 (23:25)
Number of deaths
59° 15′ 23.58″ N, 10° 30′ 02.12″ E
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