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WW2 Luftwaffe bombers over Hertford

A 1940s WW2 German target identification bombing photo-document set

In the early 1940s, the German Luftwaffe planned a bombing campaign against British towns and cities, including Hertford.

To enable Luftwaffe bomber aircrew to identify their targets from the air during the raids on each town or city, the pilots and bomb-aimers were issued with an A4-size loose-leaf photo-document set containing a map and printed half-tone aerial photograph(s) of the specific area to be attacked.

Photo-documents for pilots and bomb-aimers to take on air-raids

Photo-document sets for individual towns or cities varied in size from single pages, printed both sides, to several pages of photographs. Each image was captioned to assist in navigation, positioning and target identification purposes and the crews were ordered ... "Zum Verbrauch! Mitnahme von Ausschnitten des Bildteiles zum Feindflug gestattet" (To be used! ... take these photographs with you on raids).

This scarce original WW2 Luftwaffe set for air-raids on Hertford, found on a wartime Luftwaffe base, consists of:

2 sheets, 11 x 8 inches (30 cms x 21 cms), printed both sides. 4 pages of Luftwaffe map and photographs. 1 map, targets or other features marked in red. 1 full-page and 2 half-page aerial photographs, captioned in German.

 

 

Page LE-111

Page LE-112

Page LE-113
 

 

An original WW2 Luftwaffe Hertford item

This photo-document set has great historical significance as one of the few surviving remnants of WW2 Luftwaffe activity over Britain and as an exceedingly scarce local history item.

Supplied with a modern leaflet containing more information on these German wartime air-raid documents.

Item reference Luft-9056

Price: £30 (GB pounds sterling) plus postage and insurance as below
- First class postage, fully insured, within the UK: £3
- Airmail postage, fully insured, outside the UK: £6

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