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  • Is Part Of is exactly "Cheshire, Leonard. Bombing of the Creil V-1 storage areas (4/5 July 1944)"

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Reconnaissance photograph showing open countryside with fields. Road railway runs top right to bottom right. Road runs from bottom centre/right and splits, one going top top centre and the other to top left. There are a large number of craters on…

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Reconnaissance photograph showing a wooded area running top to bottom on the left with a road, railway to its left. On the right two roads run from the bottom joining top centre. There are a large number of craters to the left of the river and top…

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Target photograph showing large bright spot bottom centre. Caption '363, W.S. 4/5.7.44, NT 8", 18250, 348 degrees, 0140, St Leu D'Esserent, T, 1 x 12000, 34 secs, F/O Willsher, T., 617'. On the reverse '51:98/16, APoint'.

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Target photograph showing many bright spots all over. Caption '352, W.S. 4/5.7.44, NT 8", 18700, St Leu D'Esserent, K1, 1 x 12000, F/L Wilson, N., 617'. On the reverse '51:98/15'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside on the left with tracer lines and bright spot to the right. Caption '348, W.S., 4/5.7.44, NT 8", St Leu D'Esserent, C, 1 x 12000, F/O Duffy, C., 617'. On the reverse '51:98/14'.

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Target photograph showing bright area in the centre. Caption '347, W.S., 4/5.7.44, NT 8". 16450, 246 degrees 0131' St Leu D'Esserent, Z, 1 x 12000, 34 secs, F/L Pryor, Z., 617'. On the reverse '51:98/13'.

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Target photograph showing bright spot in the middle. Caption '346, W.S., 4/5.7.44, NT 8", 18500, 360 degrees, 0143, St Leu D'Esserent, D1, 1 x 12000, 34 secs, S/L McCarthy, Q., 617'. On the reverse '51:98/12'.

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Target photograph showing bright spot left centre on edge and another to its right. Tracer lines on the right side. Caption '344, W.S., 4/5 .7.44, NT 8", St Leu D'Esserent, Y., 1 x 12000, F/O Stout, Y, 617'. On the reverse '51:98/11'.'

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Target photograph showing bright areas bottom left and top right with tracer lines bottom left. Caption '342, W.S. 4/5 7.44, NT 8", St Leu D'Esserent, R, 1 x 120'51:98/10'.00, F/Lt Knilans, R., 617'. On the reverse

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Target photograph showing a large flash centre left and other bright spots. Caption '341, W.S., 4/5.7.44, NT 8", 18500, 330 degrees, 0135, St Leu D'Esserent, J, 1 x 12000, 34 secs, P/O Gingles, L, 617'. On the reverse '51:98/9, AP'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with a bright area at the bottom left. Caption '339, W.S., 4/5.7.44,NT 8", 17000, 0141, St Leu D'Esserent, V. 1 x 12000, 34 secs, F/O Lee, V, 617'. On the reverse '51:98/8'.

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Target photograph showing large bright flashes centre left and right as well as other flashes. Caption '338, W.S., 4/5.7.44, NT 8", St Leu D'Esserent, V., 1 x 12000, F/O Lee, V., 617'. On the reverse '51:98/7'.

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Signal message reports large concentration of craters, damage to entrance of caves and destruction of road rail in the area.

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Date: 4/5 July 1944, target, zero hour 0130 hours. Lists leader and marker 1, Wing Commander Cheshire flying P-51. Marker 2 in Mosquito and 17 Lancaster carrying one tallboy bomb each.

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Notes that despite allied bombing, V-1 campaign against London and South East continues. Notes decision to attack V-1 storage sites. 617 Squadron were to join 5 Group attack and use using 12,000 bombs to collapse roof of caves in which bombs were…

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Buff file cover with contents: Photos, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit report
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