Bonn

PThomasAF20040021.jpg
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Title

Bonn

Description

Photo 1, 2 and 3 are vertical aerial photographs of an attack on Bonn. No detail is visible on the ground. Searchlights and incendiary tracks are visible.
Photo 3 is slightly later and shows large fires gaining control. Cologne is at the top left of the image.
Photo 4 is an unidentified image showing a stick of bombs falling and the caption states that the last and largest is a 4000lb Cookie.

Date

1944-12-24
1944-12-25

Temporal Coverage

Language

Type

Format

Four b/w photographs on two album pages

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

PThomasAF20040021,
PThomasAF20040022

Transcription

[Photograph]
1330 MEW.24/25.12.44//NT(C) 8” 20500’ 054° 1830 BONN/HANGELAR.A.
7ANM44DT.2GP500DT. 4GP250DT. 4xTIR F31SECS. Ai.149

24/25 Dec. 1944. Bonn-Hangelar. Night. Time 18-30 hours. Height 20500’. Early in the attack showing searchlights and incendiary tracks. Aircraft A-Apple of 149 Squadron.

24/24 [sic] December 1944. Bonn-Hangelar.Night. Fire tracks from incendiary bombs showing a kink in the tracks due to the aircraft weaving whilst the camera was turning. Time 18-40. Height 20500’. Aircraft U-Uncle of 149 Squadron flown by P/O Phillips.

[Photograph]
43 MEW 24/25.12.44/NT(C)8” 20500’ 085° 1840 BONN/HANGELAR C
7ANM65DT 2GP500DT 4GP250DT 4xTIR F31SECS P/O PHILLIPS U149

[page break]

[photograph]
1331 MEW-24/25.12.44//NT(C)8”. [censored word]. BONN/HANGELAR.A.
7ANM44DT.2GP500DT-4GP.250DT. 4xTIR [censored number] SECS A1.149

24/25 December 1944. Bonn-Hangelar.Night. A photograph slightly later in the attack taken by A-Apple of 149 Squadron which shows large fires gaining control. The river Rhine is left of centre with the main part of Cologne at the top left of the photograph.

An unidentified photograph showing a stick of bombs on its way down. The last & largest one is a ‘Cookie’ 4000lb High Capacity bomb.

[photograph]

Citation

“Bonn,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 22, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23010.

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