Luftwaffe WW2 air-raids on British towns and cities

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High-resolution (600 dpi) scans of the map and photographs used by Luftwaffe bomber pilots during WW2 air-raids on Crawley and Horley

In the early 1940s, the German Luftwaffe planned a bombing campaign against British towns and cities, including the Three Bridges area covering Crawley and Horley (and the present-day Gatwick Airport location).

To enable Luftwaffe bomber aircrew identify their targets from the air during the raids on each town or city, the pilots and bomb-aimers were issued with a set of a map and half-tone aerial photographs of the area to be attacked.

3 pages (shown below) were issued to bomber aircrew going on missions over the Three Bridges region.

Used in air-raids over the target town or city: Every image was captioned to assist in navigation, positioning and target identification purposes during the raids themselves and the photo-document sets were issued to Luftwaffe bomber aircrew with the instructions Zum Verbrauch! Mitnahme von Ausschnitten des Bildteiles zum Feindflug gestattet (To be used! Take these photographs with you on raids).

Originals of these sets are now very rarely found. However, we can supply high-resolution (600 dpi) scans of each page in JPG format at 9 per page for self-printing or publishing in any size you want. We can also provide our own digital re-issues of these rare photographs in two sizes - A4 (original full-size; 12 x 8.5 inches; 30 x 21 cms; 6 per page) and A5 (half-size; 8.5 x 6 inches; 21 x 15 cms; 4 per page).

High-resolution scans:  This page lists high-resolution scans available as jpgs. Our own digital printed re-issues are listed in an A5 index page here and in an A4 listing page here.

Watermark:  The watermark overlay shown on the images below does not appear on the scans provided.

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Ref: LS-091
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Ref: LS-092
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Ref: LS-093

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  • LS-091 scan 600 dpi JPG; £9.00 supplied by email attachment    Click here to order LS-091 scan

  • LS-092 scan 600 dpi JPG; £9.00 supplied by email attachment    Click here to order LS-092 scan

  • LS-093 scan 600 dpi JPG; £9.00 supplied by email attachment    Click here to order LS-093 scan

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