Simon, Frank. Newspaper cuttings

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Simon, Frank. Newspaper cuttings

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21 newspaper clippings about bombing operations.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Simon, F

Collection Items

Bombed Works : Helped French
A newspaper article referring to bombing of synthetic oil plants in the Ruhr, Aschaffenburg railway junction, Hanover, Stuttgart and Wurms. In daylight there were attacks on the oil plant at Homburg. It is annotated 'Lincs Echo 21/11/44 6 1/4 hrs 450…

Cologne Dying
A newspaper article referring to another an operation to Cologne and Hamburg.

'Private war' F.F.I. helped by Lancaster blitz
A newspaper article referring to the French Forces of the Interior who had liberated Bordeaux and Toulouse. It is annotated 'Express No 18 5/1/45 6 1/3 hours 200 a/c + PFF and 300 a/c +PFF = 500 a/c 2 attacks'.

'Secret 9th' takes 3 German towns
A newspaper article referring to the US Army and its 400 mile offensive. It is annotated 'Express No 8 6-11-44 4 ½ hours 1033 a/c + PFF Bang On'.

RAF Switched to 2nd Army Front
A newspaper article referring to operations to Rheydt railhead. It is annotated 'Sketch No 16 5 1/3 hrs 200 a/c + PFF Took Off from Binbrook'.

Nazi Oil Target Left a Colossal Mass of Fire
Two newspaper articles referring to the same operations. Targets were Leuna, Giesson, Osnabruck, Bottrop, Mitelland canal, Cologne and Berlin. It is annotated ' Sketch No 12 6/12/44 8 hours 400 a/c plus PFF Merseburg News Chronicle

Three Big Centres Bombed by the RAF
A newspaper cutting referring to operations to Duisburg, Munich and Ulm. It is annotated 'Nottingham Evening Post No 14 17/12/44 5½ hours 260 a/c + PFF'.

Operation No 6 to Wanne Eickel
A handwritten note about an operation to Wanne-Eickel. A 5 hour return trip. 233 a/c plus PFF. The operation was not successful and there was no newspaper coverage.

RAF Hit German "Offensive" Lines
A newspaper article referring to operations to Coblenz and Bingen. It is annotated 'Mail No 15 22-12-44 5¾ hrs. Diverted to Manston Fog 260 a/c + PFF'.

2200 Big Bombers Hit Reich
A newspaper cutting referring to operations to Essen, Homberg, Hamm and Hamburg-Harburg. Annotated 'Express No.1 25-10-44 4½ hours 846 a/c plus PFF'.

Luftwaffe Up for First Time
A newspaper cutting referring to operations to Duren, Aachen , Munster and the oil plant at Wanne Eickel. It is annotated ' Sketch No 9 18-11-44 6 hrs 450 a/c + PFF Big Explosions'.

Two largest oil plants bombed again
A newspaper cutting referring to the bombing of oil plants at Harburg and Dortmund. It is annotated 'News Chron No 7 5 ¼ hrs 131 a/c + PFF'.

Heavies hit Cologne again Last Night
A newspaper cutting referring to the bombing of Cologne, Brandenburg and Bottrop. It is annotated 'Mail'.

Big Force Out Last Night
A newspaper cutting referring to bombers heading to Germany and Patton's troops reaching the Nied river.

Bombers Firework Effect
A newspaper cutting referring to operations to Nuremberg and Ludwigshaven. It is annotated 'Lincs Echo 2-1-45 8 ¼ hrs 594 a/c + PFF No 17'.

Cologne Again
A newspaper cutting referring to an opertaion to Cologne. It is annotated 'Express No 3 and 4 No 3 30-10-44 5 hrs 35 823 ac + PFF No 4 31-10-44 5 hrs 17 436 ac + PFF'

Another Base in Ruhr Blasted
A newspaper cutting referring to operations to Dusseldorf and Osnabruck plus an attack by the USAAF on oil production plants. It is annotated 'Lincolnshire Echo no 5 2-11-44 5hrs 5 mins 850 a/c plus PFF'.

RAF Fire Cologne
A newspaper cutting referring to operations to Cologne, Walcheren, Hamm and Munster. It is annotated 'Sunday Graphic No 2 28-10-44 5¼ hrs 837 a/c plus PFF'.

Lancasters Hit ULM
A newspaper cutting referring to an operation to Ulm. It is annotated 'No 14'.

RAF and US Heavies hit Six Rail Targets
A newspaper cutting with details about operations to Rheydt, Euskirchen, Andernach, Homburg, Fulda and Gerolstein. Annotated 'No 16'.

Heavies Return to Essen
A newspaper cutting referring to the bombing of Essen, Osnabruck, Witten, Leuna and marshalling yards at hr 555 a/c + PFF Essen'.Frankfurt. It is annotated 'Lincs Echo No 13 12/12/44 5½
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