Operation Clarion was the extensive allied campaign of Strategic bombing during World War II which attacked 200 German communication network targets[2]:217 to open Operation Veritable/Grenade.[1]

Operation Clarion
Part of Combined Bomber Offensive
Date22–23 February 1945
RAF roundel.svg RAF Bomber Command
US Army Air Corps Hap Arnold Wings.svg US Army Air Forces
Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
20,000 bombers and escort fighters.[1]

3,500 bombers and nearly 5,000 fighters attacked targets across Germany in effort to destroy all means of transportation available. Targets included "rail stations, barges, docks, and bridges."[3]:535


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