Vallo-Taneberg oil refinery



Vallo-Taneberg oil refinery


Reconnaissance photograph of an oil refinery on a peninsular with large plume of smoke from upper right area. Explanatory note underneath mentions target 'VALLO (Near Oslo) oil refinery'. Submitted with description 'Reconaissance [sic] photograph showing damage to Tonsberg oil refinery, Norway (captioned as "Vallo, near Oslo") after operation by RAF Bomber Command on 25-26/04/1945. This was the last bombing mission flown by RAF heavy bombers in WWII'.

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[underlined]VALLO (near OSLO) [/underlined] Oil refinery & Tankerage was attacked by B.C. on the night 25/26th. April, 1945 in condition of nearly complete cloud. This photograph taken 12 hours after the attack shows very heavy damage to the distillation & refining facilities, vacuum stills and power plant. The crude oil storage is burning fiercely.
[underlined] Air Staff Intelligence. P.I.
No. 496 [/underlined]


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