Swinemünde

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Title

Swinemünde

Description

The air to ground photograph shows a smokescreen having drifted away from the area it was intended to protect. It also shows the smoke from over 100 miles away created by a bombing raid on the Erkner ball bearing factory.

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One photograph

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SKingEJ182986v10067

Transcription

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As the pilot flew over Swinemunde (right foreground) on his outward trip, he noticed a smoke screen just starting up over the port. Having completed his sortie he returned, again via Swinemunde, and took the above photograph. It shows that the generators have ceased and the cloud formed has drifted. Visible in the distance, more than 100 miles to the south, is the huge cloud of smoke rising from the Erkner Ball Bearing Works on the outskirts of Berlin. These works had been attacked by daylight bombers of U.S. 8th Air Force, and it is interesting to compare the characteristic shape of this cloud of smoke with the one seen on photographs taken in the Erkner area that day. (See E. in C., Vol. 6, No. 13, page 241.)
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Citation

“Swinemünde,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 18, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34256.

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