The target today is Osnabrück. Lying in the northwestern region of Germany, Osnabrück was of strategic importance to the German railway system. First bombed by the USAAF on December 22, 1943, primary targets included the airfield (which based Me110s), an armaments factory, a large railyard, a shipyard, an oil storage facility, two warehouse complexes, a wooden road bridge, and a wooden rail bridge. Raids against the city in 1945 were more than routinely dangerous since Me262 jets operated from at least five airfields scattered around the city.