Combined Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee; Copy No. 360 of the 1945 RESTRICTED report by CIOS
Including modifications to the rocket unit for the Me-163, assisted take-off units for the He-111, He-177, Ju-88, Do-18 and Me-321; and the rockets for the missiles Hs-293, Hs-117, Bv-143 and Enzian.
Mimeographed (low-run waxed-stencil duplicated) typewritten report.
10 x 7.5 inches, 25 x 19 cms, 65 pages, 27 figures (1-24, mis-numbered at the beginning) mainly assembly and schematic drawings and reproduction photo illustrations, of jet devices manufactured by Walter Werke, Kiel.
These devices include modifications to the rocket unit for the Me-163, assisted take-off units for the He-111, He-177, Ju-88, Do-18 and Me-321; and the rockets for the controlled flying missiles Hs-293, Hs-117, Bv-143 and the Enzian.
In good condition in original wrapper, early library stamp on front cover.
This report was issued in July 1945 as a numbered copy (this being 'Copy No. 360') with the 'RESTRICTED' classification noted on the outer cover and on many internal pages.
Only a very small proportion of the original wartime intelligence reports which appear on the market today (mainly some of the more important and early reports on aviation and aeronautics), were initially issued as numbered copies with a 'SECRET', 'RESTRICTED' or 'CONFIDENTIAL' classification.
In some instances, these classified reports were subsequently declassified and re-issued without the classification notice although it is not known whether this particular title was ever re-issued in declassified form.
No reference in COPAC; No reference in WorldCat. In short, examples of individual numbered and classified reports are exceedingly scarce. This is no exception.
Following the D-Day Normandy landings in June 1944, as allied troops advanced across Europe, Combined American and British intelligence units (CIOS) working under SHAEF (Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force) produced a series of restricted circulation, mimeographed typewritten intelligence reports on different aspects of German armament production and advanced technology military research and development.
See moreon the importance and the increasing scarcity of these original WW2 CIOS (and later BIOS) reports with military significance.
Item reference RS-2132.
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