Twenty seventh operation Harburg

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Title

Twenty seventh operation Harburg

Description

A handwritten note giving brief details of the operation, with a relevant newspaper cuttings titled 'Reich blitzed again to-day' and one map.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Andy Hamilton

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Format

One handwritten note and two newspaper cuttings on an album page

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Identifier

PPopeKMJ18010068

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Transcription

REICH BLITZED AGAIN TO-DAY
R.A.F. Bomber Command in the night sent out 1,250 bombers with Dessau, one of the largest industrial towns in Central Germany and a German base feeding the Eastern Front, as the main target. The town was left blazing from end to end. Two oil refineries at [underlined] Harburg, [/underlined] near Hamburg – the biggest in Germany – and another at Heide (Schleswig-Holstein) were hit, and Berlin got its 16th night raid in succession.
Fourteen German planes were shot down in air battles, and from all operations, including attacks on shipping off Norway, 39 R.A.F. bombers are missing.
Then to-day Achtungs reported a 220-mile bomber stream over Germany from the West and other bombers over Austria, presumably from Italy bases.
U.S. heavies were officially reported over Germany.

[underlined]
Twenty Seventh Operation.
HARBURG
Wednesday Night. March 7th 1945.
Airborne 6hrs 25mins
[/underlined]

Citation

“Twenty seventh operation Harburg,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 23, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9428.

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