Interpretation report no. K.1871 - Antheor Viaduct

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Title

Interpretation report no. K.1871 - Antheor Viaduct

Description

Refers to photographs taken on 13 February 1944 after the attack by bomber command on 12/13 February. Reports excellent quality photographs showing many new craters and one very near miss but no damage viable to viaduct.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-02-13

Contributor

Margaret Carr
David Bloomfield

Rights

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.

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One typewritten document

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Identifier

MCheshireGL72021-181210-100003

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Transcription

[underlined] British SECRET equals U.S. SECRET [/underlined]
14. February, 1944.

[underlined] INTERPRETATION REPORT NO. K.1871 [/underlined]

Photographs taken by 554 Squadron on 13. Feb. 1944.

Mean time of photography: 1330A hours.

SORTIE: J/307.
SCALE: 1/10,000 (F.L.36")
LOCALITY: ANTHEOR VIADUCT

[underlined] COVER AND QUALITY [/underlined]

The viaduct and it approaches are covered on photographs of excellent quality. (Scale 1/10,000).

[underlined] PERIOD UNDER REVIEW [/underlined]

These photographs were taken after the attack on the previous night by aircraft of Bomber Command on 12/13 February, 1944.

[underlined] STATEMENT ON DAMAGE [/underlined]

Many new craters are seen near the viaduct, one of which is a very near miss. No damage is visible and 2 small trucks are seen moving along the E. track very near the viaduct.
Two new dark patches are seen on the W. track possibly indicating repair work in progress.
Several small houses in the vicinity are now seen to be gutted.
No print distributed. (4047)
[underlined ] DISTRIBUTION No. 22. [/underlined]
E : 123
I : [underlined] 25 [/underlined]
[underlined] 148 [/underlined]
[underlined] SECRET [/underlined]
R.A.F. STATION,
[underlined] MEDMENHAM. [/underlined]
MSH/FF/A.

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Citation

“Interpretation report no. K.1871 - Antheor Viaduct,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 24, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16682.

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