Gelsenkirchen Oil Plant

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Title

Gelsenkirchen Oil Plant

Description

An aerial reconnaissance photograph of the oil plant at Gelsenkirchen. On the reverse is a typed note with brief details about the operation. It was intended for publication in newspapers. Bomb craters are visible throughout the photograph with much of the plant damaged or destroyed. Oil silos top centre are burnt out. Railway lines run left to right just above a large building with 3 chimneys visible. The Rhein-Herne Kanal runs from top centre towards right centre. Residential housing is towards the bottom of the photograph.

Date

1944-07-01

Temporal Coverage

Language

Type

Format

One b/w photograph

Conforms To

Rights

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Identifier

PPappinJ1713, PPappinJ1714

Transcription

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[underlined] RELEASE DATE SATURDAY'S DAILIRS. [/underlined] JULY 1st 44.
BRITISH OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH C. 4437
AIR MINISTRY PHOTOGRAPH XF
CROWN COPYRIGHT RESERVED.

R.A.F. ATTACKS GELSENKIRCHEN OIL PLANT.

On the night of June 12th, 1944, R.A.F. Bomber Command attacked the Synthetic oil plant at Gelsenkirchen, in Germany. Oil tanks and many adjoining installations were wrecked or damaged. Considerable dislocation was also caused to railway lines, wagons, and sidings within the plant.

Photograph shows – The target are at Gelsenkirchen after the R.A.F. attack.

P.N.A. JUNE 30th 44. Tel. No. CEN. 7831

[underlined] FOR PUBLICATION IN SATURDAY'S DAILIES. JULY 1st 33. [/underlined]

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Gelsenkirchen Oil Plant,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35372.

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