Le Havre


German Destruction of Le Havre
From 14th June, the Allies bombed the port infrastructure at Le Havre and Boulogne. On this day, 350 bombers of the Royal Air Force, destroyed the German naval force based at Le Havre: three destroyers were sunk at their berths, 20 mine sweepers, patrol boats and other craft and 11 torpedo boats, were put out of action. For Admiral Krancke, commander of the Naval Group West, the German naval presence in the Baie de Seine had become virtually nonexistent.