May 22, 1944 : Operation Chattanooga Choo-Choo is launched

Introduction

On this day in 1944, U.S. and British aircraft begin a systematic bombing raid on railroads in Germany and other parts of northern Europe, called Operation Chattanooga Choo-Choo. The operation is a success; Germany is forced to scramble for laborers, including foreign slave laborers, to repair the widespread damage exacted on its railway network.

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May 22, 1944 : Operation Chattanooga Choo-Choo is launched

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2010

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    May 22, 1944 : Operation Chattanooga Choo-Choo is launched

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  • Access Date

    November 23, 2017

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    A+E Networks