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Over 1,000 residents of Belfast and other areas of Co. Down and Co. Londonderry died as a result of enemy action during the Belfast Blitz of April and May 1941.
On 8th April 1941, the Ministry of Public Security and the Headquarters of the R.A.F. in Northern Ireland issued a joint statement regarding the Docks Raid.
Comparitively few people died as a result of the Luftwaffe's Final Raid over the city of Belfast on 5th-6th May 1941. By then, many had fled to the countryside.
On 7th-8th April 1941, the Luftwaffe attacked the city of Belfast causing the deaths of a relatively low number of casualties mainly in the docks and shipyards.
On 4th-5th May 1941, the Luftwaffe returned en-masse over Belfast, attacking the city in what became known as the Fire Raid. A further 100-200 died as a result.
The Final Raid of the Belfast Blitz took place on the night of 5th May 1941. Luftwaffe crews surveyed the damage inflicted on the city as they flew over.
The Fire Raid of the Belfast Blitz took place on the night of 4th May 1941. Luftwaffe bombers dropped thousands of incendiary bombs throughout the city.