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Luqa - Town

The Memorial

'In memory of the biggest air attack on Luqa'

On the 9th April 1942 Luqa was subjected to a bombing raid where the shelter received a direct hit killing those sheltering there. A few survived the blast but some 32 people lost their lives.

An eye witness account can be found in the book 'The People's War - Malta 1940/43' by Laurence Mizzi.Pages 2 - 5.

Photos taken by myself 2010.

The Church

The Luqa parish Church after the bombing of the 9th april 1942.

Luqa church taken 2010

Luqa church taken 2010


Photo courtesy of Arthur Pannell

The poor house was used as a barracks by RAF groundcrew. My father was billetted here for a time. It was common to be moved around due to bomb damage,