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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 839
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:06-AUG-1914
Time:05:30
Type:Zeppelin LZ 21
Owner/operator:Heer
Registration: Z-VI
C/n / msn: LZ 21
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Schneeberg hill, Bornheim-Walberberg, between Cologne and Bonn -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cologne
Destination airport:Cologne
Narrative:
Zeppelin 'Z VI Cln' left Cologne on the evening of 5. August to carry out an air attack on the city of Liege, Belgium. The zepplin's mission is considered to be the first bombing raid conducted by a zepplin during World War I. The bombing lead to the death of nine civilians. It was aborted after the zepplin lost gas as a result of damage by small arms fire. On its way back the zepplin did a forced landing in the forrest at Schneeberg hill, Bornheim-Walberberg, south-west of Cologne. While the zeppelin was demaged beyond repair the crew suffered no losses.

Sources:

Puget Sound Airship Society.

Strachan, H. 'The First World War: To Arms"
Klner Stadt-Anzeiger (newspaper in German) http://www.ksta.de/region/rhein-erft/erster-weltkrieg-der-luftschiff-angriff-endet-im-wald-10762


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2008 05:00 ASN archive Added
24-Jan-2008 10:22 JINX Updated
23-Aug-2018 10:23 Air Command Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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