Duisburg

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Title

Duisburg

Description

Two vertical aerial photographs of Duisberg. Two operations in 24 hours to the same location. The caption comments on the large number of ' "scarecrows" sent up by the Hun'.
Photo 1 is a daylight image with all the details obscured by explosions and smoke.
Photo 2 is a night image with most of the detail obscured by tracer, anti-aircraft fire and searchlights.

Date

1944-10-14
1944-10-15

Temporal Coverage

Language

Type

Format

Two b/w photographs on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

PFordTA17040018

Transcription

[Photograph]
1912 MEP. 14.10.44// 8 18,000 [symbol] 125° 0903
DUISBURG. X .11 x 1000 4 x 500 C32 SECS F/O FORD.O. 76.

[Photograph]
1941 MEP. 14/15.10.44// NT(C)8 20000 [symbol] 065° 0130
DUISBERG.S. X. 1 x 8000. 8 x CP NO14 31 SECS F/O FORD.O. 75.

It fell to our lot to raid DUISBERG (on the junction of the Rhine and the Dortmund-Ems Canal) twice in 24 hours. The daylight attack was notable for the number of “scarecrows” sent up by the Hun. When we were running up on the target again at night an aircraft exploded about 500 ft below us. Both attacks did considerable damage, the Path-finder marking with “oboe” Mosquitoes being very accurate.

Citation

“Duisburg,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 16, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/24022.

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