Luftwaffe photo-documents for WW2 air-raids on Britain

WW2 Luftwaffe bombers over Wells

A 1940s German target identification photo-document for pilots to use in air-raids

To enable Luftwaffe bomber aircrew to identify their targets from the air during the raids on each town or city, their pilots 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.

These documents varied in size for individual towns or cities 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).

An original Luftwaffe Wells set

This WW2 Luftwaffe pilot's set for air-raids on Wells consists of:

2 sheets, 11 x 8 inches (30 cms x 21 cms), printed both sides. 3 pages of Luftwaffe map and photographs. 1 map, targets or other features marked in red. 1 full-page, 1 half-page, and 1 smaller aerial photographs, captioned in German.


Page LS-205

Page LS-206

Page LS-207

This original 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.

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