Frankfurt and Calais

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Title

Frankfurt and Calais

Description

Two vertical aerial photographs from an album.
Photograph one, Frankfurt at night, is indecipherable. Captioned 'a brilliant spectacle of searchlights, flak sparks and puffs, glowing incendiaries and target indicators'.
Photograph two is taken south of Calais in daytime. Explosions are visible to the east. Les Fontinettes railway station, sidings and marshalling yards are located to the west.

Date

1944-09-12
1944-09-13
1944-09-27

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

PFordTA17040006

Transcription

[Photograph]
1698 MEP. 12/13.9.44. //NT(C) 8” 18,000’ [symbol] 010° 2300
FRANKFURT. P.1 x 4000, 15 x 4. 29 SECS F/O. FORD. P.75.

ABOVE:- On 12th September, 1944, we were one of 400 aircraft of Bomber Command which attacked FRANFURT-AM-MAINE. When we arrived over the target it was a brilliant spectacle of searchlights, flak sparks and puffs, glowing incendiaries and target indicators, the red glow from a batch of the latter is seen in the centre of the above photo.

BELOW:- On 27th Sept’ 1944 the German Army was holding out in CALAIS, so we made a tactical attack on their positions. Our target in this case being the pentagonal fort (shown in the centre of this photo) on the south side.

[Photograph]
1810 MEP. 27.9.44// 8’ 5,500 [symbol] 143° 0842
CALAIS 15 N. 11 x 1000, 4 x 500. C20 SECS F/O FORD. Y.75.

Citation

“Frankfurt and Calais,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23977.

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