Press cutting, increased dispersal of enemy aircraft

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Press cutting, increased dispersal of enemy aircraft

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Captioned 'Increased dispersal due to consistent bombing'. Two photographs, of Valence and Montelimar show satellite airfields to enable wider dispersal of German Air Force aircraft due to the airfield bombing policy.

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Press cutting

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SKingEJ182986v10057

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[maps of Valence and Elimar]

INCREASED DISPERSAL DUE TO CONSISTENT BOMBING.

An interesting development of the persistent and accurate bombing of enemy air-fields is shown here. Since November 1943 the G.A.F. in occupied countries has laid out new and wider dispersals at fields likely to be used by numbers of aircraft. They often cover distances of up to two miles away from the airfield boundary and presumably conservation of aircraft afforded by this dispersal is considered more important than the consequent waste of fuel and time made necessary between the actual landing area and these dispersals, as there are no extra provisions for refuelling and repairs in these new areas. The airfield and new dispersals at VALENCE and MONTELIMAR landing grounds (A).

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“Press cutting, increased dispersal of enemy aircraft,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 24, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34382.

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