On the morning of 28 November, 1916, London was bombed by a single LBG C-4 flying out of Maria Kerke (now a suburb of Ghent), Belgium. The aircraft was a twin engined light bomber with a two man crew and carried 6 X 10 kg H.E. bombs. Flying at 4000 meters the bomber was not seen from the ground and because of this interception by fighter aircraft was too late.
The intended target was the Admiralty, 2 km N.E. of the bombed area. The six impacts were scattered across Belgravia and Knightsbridge, resulting in ten casualties and some property damage.
The LBG carried on to France with engine failure bringing it down near Boulogne. It was then burned by its crew who became P.O.W.s.
This daring operation had been preceded by Zeppelin attacks which ended in the previous month. Subsequently Gotha G IV bombers renewed the attack with night bombing.
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