Cologne

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Title

Cologne

Description

A confidential document. Three aerial photographs showing the development of a daylight bombing attack on Cologne. All images are taken at timed intervals during the attack, at the start, then after 2.5 and 6 minutes. The location is adjacent to the area surrounding Hohenzollern and Deutz bridges.

Date

1945-03-02

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

One printed document on an album page

Conforms To

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

PThomasAF20040037

Transcription

[photograph]
[inserted] 1
09.58[/inserted]

[photograph]
[inserted] 2
10.00 1/2 [/inserted]

[photograph]
[inserted] 3
10.04 [/inserted]

No. 146 – COLOGNE (Germany): Daylight attack on 2nd. March, 1945, to block the approaches to the Holenzollern and Deutz Bridges.
Markers
1. Early in the attack.
2 & 3. Photographs taken 2 1/2 and 6 minutes later showing bombing concentrations.
(1, 4, 6 and 8 Groups).

[underlined] CONFIDENTIAL [/underlined]
Air Staff Int. P.I.
H.Q.B.C.

2nd. March 1945. Cologne.
A series of three photographs taken on a bombing run showing the concentration of bombing & the speed of the build up of the attack.

[page break]

[photograph]
[inserted] DISTR 23-E [/inserted]

1945. Mainz.
A high level photograph of Mainz which shows very heavy damage to this important industrial centre.

Citation

Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Cologne,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 21, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23035.

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