Twenty fifth and twenty sixth operations Weser-Ems and Sassnitz

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Twenty fifth and twenty sixth operations Weser-Ems and Sassnitz

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Handwritten notes giving brief description of the operations and a relevant newspaper cutting titled 'RAF bombs Baltic escape port'.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Andy Hamilton

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Three handwritten notes and a newspaper cutting on an album page

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[underlined] WEISER – EMMS. [/underlined]
Due to thick cloud, unable to bomb target.
Bomb load brought back.

[underlined]
Twenty Fifth Operation
WEISER-EMMS
Tuesday Night. February 20th 1945.
Airborne 6hrs 10mins
[/underlined]

[underlined]
Twenty Sixth Operation
SASSNITZ
Tuesday Night. March 6th 1945.
Airborne 9hrs 30mins
[/underlined]

RAF bombs Baltic escape port
Lancasters made a heavy attack on Tuesday night on [underlined] Sassnitz [/underlined] on the Baltic island of Rugen, terminal port for the evacuation and supply of East Prussia.
The main force bombed the waterfront crowded with shipping, while other Lancasters attacked vessels off the shore with 12,000lb bombs. First reports indicate good results.
[/underlined]

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“Twenty fifth and twenty sixth operations Weser-Ems and Sassnitz,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 21, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9427.

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