Operation to the Rhine

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Title

Operation to the Rhine

Description

Account of bombing targets near Paderborn and Bielefeld, benzol plants at Scholven and Osterfeld. Osterfeld is underlined. Pinpoint attack on targets. Captioned '22-2-45'.

Date

1945-02

Temporal Coverage

Language

Type

Format

One newspaper cutting

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

NParryHP-161011-010006

Transcription

Each force had its own zone of attack. Bomber Command went for main line viaducts near Paderborn and at Bielefeld, and for benzol plants at Scholven and [underlined] Osterfeld; [/underlined] the Eighth bombed east of the Rhine; the Ninth west of the Rhine and so on.

Lancasters, Halifaxes, Liberators, and Fortresses for the first time broke into groups of three or four aircraft and flew at 1,500 to 2,000 feet to pin-point railway bridges, junctions and sidings.
[inserted] 22-2-45 [/inserted]

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Citation

“Operation to the Rhine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10279.

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