Operation Gomorrha
Hamburg im 2. Weltkrieg

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Operation Gomorrha

Gomorrha in Hamburg /wikipedia

In der Nacht vom 24. auf den 25. Juli 1943 begannen die Großangriffe auf Hamburg. Im Beobachtungslogbuch der Sternwarte Bergedorf – Lage – findet sich an dem Tag folgende Eintragung:

[LA06156]

abgebr. wegen Fliegeralarm
[später eingerahmt und in rot hinzugefügt: „1.“] Großangriff auf Hamburg

Nach dem Foto 6156K mit dem Lippert-Astrographen wurde die Beobachtung abgebrochen.

Aufklärung

National Collection of Areal Photography NCAP
248 Aufklärungsfotos über Hamburg zwischen 1943 und 1946
RAF's wartime reconnaissance photos go online in new archive, INDEPENDANT 11/2009
Radar-Aufklärung
Steve Blank: Secret History of Silicon Valley, Computer History Museum, 2008

Reports of the US DoD Defense Technical Information Center

Berichte der Polizei und Feuerwehr Hamburg – vom US Verteidigungsministerium ins Englische übersetzt und aufbereitet. Obwohl die Seiten eine sehr niedrige schwarz/weiß Scan-Qualität aufweisen, sei vor ein paar Photos gewarnt:

Die Dokumente enthalten Fotos von Leichen.

APPENDIXES 1 THROUGH 7 TO THE HAMBURG POLICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT ON THE LARGE SCALE AIR ATTACKS ON HAMBURG, GERMANY, IN WORLD WAR II
The document presents information on air attacks and on civil defense preparations and accomplishments in the city of Hamburg , Germany
www.dtic.mil/docs/citations/AD0680459 - 1968-12-01
THE HAMBURG POLICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT ON THE LARGE SCALE AIR ATTACKS ON HAMBURG, GERMANY, IN WORLD WAR 2. APPENDIXES 8 THROUGH 19
This document presents information on attacks and on civil defense activities in the city of Hamburg, Germany, during and after the large scale
www.dtic.mil/docs/citations/AD0681075 - 1968-12-01
PDF-Seite 305f: Bombenschaden an der Schule Marienthaler Straße (FSW274)

Examination of Air War Experiences
Damage Site HAMM, Grammar School Marienthaler Strasse
Cause of Damages: High Explosive Bomb
Object of Investigation: Rescue Station in a Grammar School
[…] The explosive bombs landed 35 to 40 meters from the school.
The outer wall reinforcements showed extensive splinter damage. The shelters remained undamaged. All sich persons and persons that took shelter were able to leave through the two shelter exits.


Schule Marienthaler Str. [www.dtic.mil/docs/citations/AD0681075 - 1968-12-01, PDF-Seite 306]

Fire Fighting Operations in Hamburg, Germany During World War II
Information recorded by the Hamburg Fire Department during World War II has been summarized and analyzed to evaluate several operational parameters [...] residential buildings over the 11-day period. The Hamburg Fire Department units, on the other hand, performed more or less continuously over the 11-day period with a continuously decreasing efficiency; […]
- 1971-06-01
www.dtic.mil/docs/citations/AD0726461
Firefighting Operations in Hamburg, Germany during World War II: Excerpts from the Hamburg Fire Department on the Air Attacks During World War II, Appendixes 3, 4, 5, and Photographs, Carl F. Miller, ARS Research Company, AD 753 346, April 1972

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