AEAF Grote aanval van vliegtuigen van de RAF en de USAAF  (Amerikaanse Lucht- macht op de haven van ijmuiden met als hoofddoel de onderkomens voor de S boten. Ijmuiden: Schnellbootbunker 


Heden ten-dage is deze bunker in gebruik voor de offshore industrie

niet toegankelijk.

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Description

one 12,000 pound Tallboy bombs in a bomb dump at 9 Squadron, RAF. A sixth bomb is waiting on a bomb trailer in the background. The Tallboy was designed by Dr Barnes Wallis as a heavy cased, deep penetration bomb that attained the speed of sound during descent. It was equipped with angled fins which spun the bomb and a delayed action fuse allowed the bomb to penetrate deeply into the ground before exploding, thus causing massive shock waves that would shake down nearby structures such as bridges and railway tunnels. It was also very effective at penetrating thick concrete and armoured steel plate. Tallboys were 6.35 metres (21 feet) in length, .95 metres (3 feet 2 inches) in diameter and carried 2,358 kilograms (5,200 pounds) of Torpex explosive. These types of bombs were carried by converted Lancaster bombers of 9 and 617 Squadrons, RAF



 

 kaart waarop te zien is waar de bommen vielen

ORIGINELE DUITSE DOCUMENT

Duits info over bombardement
ijmuiden pdf.pdf (2.67MB)
Duits info over bombardement
ijmuiden pdf.pdf (2.67MB)

 


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