Nijmegen destroyed after the mistaken bombing run

The mistaken bombing of Nijmegen

On the 22nd of February 1944 the city of Nijmegen, located in the Netherlands was shocked by loud noises, a shaky ground and a lot of dust. At 13:28 a squadron of American bombers dropped their bombs upon Nijmegen as a target of opportunity, but how and why was the historical city targeted? And was…
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