740.00116 European War 1939/50: Telegram

The Ambassador in Poland ( Biddle ) to the Secretary of State

This place, a defenseless open village, was bombed at 11 a.m. today by flight of 4 German planes which dropped at least 12 bombs not only on outskirts but also along main street 300 yards from this Embassy and within even closer proximity of other missions as well as the Foreign Office now located here. Verified casualties include 11 killed, 40 seriously injured and many [slightly injured. Considerable damage to residential and] business property. Population terrorized by suddenness and unexpectedness of raid.