Wesel

PThomasAF20040019.jpg

Title

Wesel

Description

Photo 1 and 2 are vertical aerial photographs of Wesel during the attack. The first image is at the start of the bombing and one explosion can be seen. In the second image, one minute later, there are many explosions.

Date

1945-02-16

Temporal Coverage

Language

Type

Format

Two b/w photographs on an album page

Conforms To

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

PThomasAF20040019

Transcription

[Photograph]
1568 MEW 16.2.45/8” 19500’ 115° 1558. WESSEL D1
NC4000IN 8MC500DT 2GP500LD 4GP250DT IFRC 5 SECS D1.149

16/2/1945. Wesel.

Wesel was almost totally destroyed in three attacks to prevent the German Army from holding up the British advance on the Rhine. Heavy bombing made the roads virtually impassable. In the photograph the attack is just starting & the first bombs can be seen exploding in the Town. Time 15-58. Height 19500’. Bomb load- 1 by HC4000lb, 8 by MC500lb, 2 by GP500lb & 4 by GP250lb. Aircraft D-Dog of 149 Squadron flown by F/Sergeant Bolton.

16/2/1945. Wesel.

The photograph shows how the attack on the target developed within one minute. A large number of bombs can be seen exploding with two sticks plainly marked. Time 15-58. Height 20,000’. Aircraft D-Dog of 149 Squadron flown by Flight-Sergeant Bolton.

[Photograph]
[inserted] Possible stick [/inserted]
[inserted][underlined] SPARE PHOTO [/underlined][/inserted]
40. TFD. 16.2.45. //8”. 20.000’. 093°. 15-58.
WESEL. V. 1x4,000. 10x500. 4x250. F/S. BOLTON. D149

Citation

“Wesel,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 25, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23008.

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