End of Nazi aluminium plant- Fortresses make first US attack on target in Norway

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End of Nazi aluminium plant- Fortresses make first US attack on target in Norway

End of Nazi aluminium plant- Fortresses make first US attack on target in Norway

Reference

BEN 65

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Item

Scope and Content

Since the occupation of Norway, the Germans have made extensive use of that country's facilities for the production of aluminium and magnesium, vital to the German war effort. US Flying Fortresses of the 8th Air Force on Saturday, July 24, made their first attack on targets in Norway, one of which was the huge IG Farbenindustrie combine's aluminium factory at Herova, approximately 65 miles south-west of Oslo. The first of the two photographs was made from one of the bombers as it approached the target; the second by preceding bombers. Photo shows: "Bombs away"- as the cross-hairs of the bombsight pass across the target the bombardier releases his bombs. The factory is indicated by the white lines. Credit: US 8th Air Force Photo.

Numbered US.123 (WA) and 25743.GP.

Extent

1 photograph

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Open access

Contents

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