Eighteenth and nineteenth operations Politz and Merseburg

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Eighteenth and nineteenth operations Politz and Merseburg

Description

Brief handwritten notes describing the operations and two
relevant newspaper cuttings titled 'R.A.F. bomber shot down by Swedes' and 'The great air assault is mounting. Heavy blows at Germany's oil'.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Andy Hamilton

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Two handwritten notes and two newspaper cutting on an album page

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PPopeKMJ18010062

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Transcription

[underlined]
Eighteenth Operation
POLITZ
Saturday Night January 13th 1945
Airborne 10hrs 50mins
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R.A.F. bomber shot down by Swedes
STOCKHOLM, Sunday-A British bomber returning from Saturday night’s oil raid on [inserted] X [/inserted] [underlined] Politz [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted] near Stettin was shot down by Swedish A.A. fire one of the crew being killed. Another British bomber made a forced landing in Sweden. – Express News Service.
In all Saturday’s R.A.F. operations four bombers were lost.

THE GREAT AIR ASSUALT IS MOUNTING
HEAVY BLOWS AT GERMANY’S OIL
LAST NIGHT LANCASTERS OF THE R.A.F. BOMBER COMMAND MADE TWO HEAVY ATTACKS, WITH AN INTERVAL OF THREE HOURS BETWEEN THEM, ON THE [inserted] X [/inserted] [underlined] LEUNA SYNTHETIC OIL PLANT NEAR MERSEBURG, [/underlined] SAYS THE AIR MINISTRY.
A force of Halifaxes bombed an important fuel depot at Dulmen, near Munster.
Another force of Halifaxes continued the offensive against German railways with an attack on the marshalling yard and main lines at Grevenbroich, south-west of Dusseldorf.
Berlin was twice attacked during the night and objectives in Mannheim were also bombed.
Intruder aircraft and night fighters of Bomber Command escorted the bombers and attacked airfields, destroying at least three enemy aircraft.
Mines were laid in enemy waters.
James Stuart, Evening Standard Air Reporter, writes: It seems probable that all the Allied Air Forces put about 6000 bombers and fighters into the air yesterday.

[underlined]
Nineteenth Operation
MERSEBURG. LEUNA.
Sunday Night. January 14th 1945.
Airborne 10hrs 5mins
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Citation

“Eighteenth and nineteenth operations Politz and Merseburg,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 21, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9412.

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