Royal Air Force destroys German synthetic oil plant

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Title

Royal Air Force destroys German synthetic oil plant

Description

Reconnaissance photograph of a destroyed synthetic oil plant. On the left side within a grid a large number of damaged oil tanks, manufacturing buildings and installations. On the right three destroyed oil tanks at the bottom and a large number of bomb craters within a grid pattern. On the reverse 'R.A.F. destroys German synthetic oil plant, The oil plant a month after RAF Bomber Command's attack on the night of 16.1.45. There is no sign of any attempt at repair work, or activity of any kind. The plant is a mess of craters. Most of the pipelines are broken and all the vital parts of the plant have been hit. Large numbers of storage tanks and cooling towers are destroyed or damaged, 2 March 1945.

Date

1945-03-02

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Type

Format

On b/w photograph

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

PSandersDS16020001, PSandersDS16020002

Collection

Citation

“Royal Air Force destroys German synthetic oil plant,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 9, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/2402.

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