Westkapelle Dyke and Dortmund

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Title

Westkapelle Dyke and Dortmund

Description

Two target photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Westkapelle dyke which was bombed to flood Walchern Island, which was below sea level.
Photo 2 is a night attack on Dortmund, most of the image obscured by anti-aircraft fire and target indicators.

Date

1944-10-03
1944-10-06
1944-10-07

Temporal Coverage

Language

Type

Format

Two b/w photographs on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

PFordTA17040007

Transcription

[Photograph]
1831 MEP. 3.10.44// 8 5,000 [symbol] 158° 1355.
WEST CAPELLE DVK. N. 1x4000 6X1000. 1x500.C20SECS F/O FORD Y 75.

ABOVE :- The German Army were preventing us from using the port of Antwerp by commanding the approaches from strong positions on WALCHEREN ISLAND. As most of the island was below sea level it was decided to flood it by breaking the sea wall. The above photo shows our attack on the wall near West Capelle, from a height of 5,000 feet.

BELOW :- On the night of 6th October, 1944, we attacked Dortmund (in the Ruhr Valley). The target on our arrival was well-marked with green target indicators, as can be seen from the photograph. A large number of fires were beginning. The aircraft was banked to port when the photo was taken.

[Photograph]
1863 MEP 6/7.10.44// NT. 8” 21,000 [symbol] 310° 2030
DORTMUND N. 1 x 4000. 15 x 4. 31 SECS. F/O FORD. Y. 75

Citation

“Westkapelle Dyke and Dortmund,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 6, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23978.

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