Zeitz Braunkohle-Benzin synthetic oil plant

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Title

Zeitz Braunkohle-Benzin synthetic oil plant

Description

Vertical aerial photographs showing on the left an industrial area with roads and buildings and on the right the same area with most of the structures destroyed. Explanatory text underneath 'Zeitz. The left hand photograph shows this synthetic oil plant before it had been attacked. During 1944, it was attacked five times by the 8th U.S.A.A.F and severely damaged. By 17th December, 1944, however, structural repairs to the majority of the buildings had been almost completed. On 16/17 January 1945, the plant was attacked by Bomber Command and reduced to the state shown in the right hand photograph'. Submitted with description '"Before and after" reconnaissance photographs of Braunkohle-Benzin synthetic oil plant at Zeitz, showing damage caused by RAF Bomber Command operation on 16-17/01/1944'.

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Two b/w photographs mounted on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

This content is property of the Royal Air Force Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre which has kindly granted the International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive a royalty-free permission to publish it. Please note that it was digitised by a third-party which used technical specifications that may differ from those used by International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive. It has been published here ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre.

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PFOMetheringhamAF19050004

Citation

“Zeitz Braunkohle-Benzin synthetic oil plant ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 24, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31302.

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