5 Group intelligence - R.R.U. St Leu d'Esserent

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Title

5 Group intelligence - R.R.U. St Leu d'Esserent
Creil area dumps

Description

Gives plots of six Tallboy craters and reports on damage to main railway, roads and access railway.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-07-06

Contributor

Steve Christian
David Bloomfield

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This content is property of the Leonard Cheshire Archive which has kindly granted the International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive a royalty-free permission to publish it. Please note that it was digitised by a third-party which used technical specifications that may differ from those used by International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive. It has been published here ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre.

Format

One-page typewritten document

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Identifier

MCheshireGL72021-181210-070010

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Transcription

5 [underlined] GROUP INTELLIGENCE [/underlined] 2 [underlined]150 hrs [/underlined] 6 [underlined] th July.1944

P.R.U. ST. LEU d’ESSERENT

Interpretation made from film-no prints yet.

Six Tallboy craters plotted:- 1 400 yds---360degs.
1 400 “ ---103 “
1 450 “ ---135 “
1 550 “ ---185 “
1 350 “ ---250 “
1 1350 “ ---153 “

No damage seen to entrances.

Damage N.E. from entrances along railway is very heavy indeed.

At least 25 hits on main line N.E. of target. Roadway for about 100 yd s [sic] is very badly cut up at position 400 yds N. of Main Force aiming point.

200 yds 217 degs from 617 aiming point is an area of ground 80 yds square with appearance of collapse.

There are several hits by smaller bombs at this point. Landing quay is obliterated by one or possibly two Tallboy hits. River bank damaged on each side especially East bank.

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Citation

“5 Group intelligence - R.R.U. St Leu d'Esserent,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 10, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16631.

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