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The Luftwaffe over the Bristol area


Introduction
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Glossary
Weapons
Targets
Bombing
Reconnaissance
Aircraft etc.
Losses
Sources

 

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The Luftwaffe over the Bristol area - Principal sources


PRINCIPAL SOURCES

Bundesarchiv Militararchiv, Freiburg, Germany

Luftkrieg gegen England 1/8/40 to 31/3/41 (Summary of tactics, Orders of Battle, and High Command orders): RL2/31.

Schlacht um England (anlage zum Gefechtskalender) Einsatz gegen Seeziele 1/8/40 to 30/6/41. (Mining and attacks on shipping): RL2/32D.

Generalstab der Luftwaffe 5 Abteilung. Einsatz alle Fronten (Lageberichte) 1939/41. (Daily summaries of air operations on all fronts): RL2 II/210 to 269 - 15/6/40 to 09/11/41.

Luftflotte 3: Einsatz gegen England 1940/41. (Daily summaries of air operations against England): RL7/88 to 106 - 25/06/40 to 31/12/41.

Reports of the Ob.d.L. 3/44 to 5/44: RM7/300.

Targets in the U.K. Complete list 1941/43: RL7/137.

KG 4 War Diary: RL10/30, 36 to 38, 41 to 47, 487 and 488, 525 and 526.

2(F)/123 War Diary: England 27/9/40 to 18/2/41. RL10/579.

(F)/123, 01/42 to 12/42 also 1&3(F)/123; 3(F)/122; 1&4(F)/123 War Diary: RL10/385.

Luftwaffe Operations Maps 1940 to 1944: Karte 44/900 to 2500.

Deutsche Dienstelle (WASt), Berlin, Germany

Registers of aircrew losses. Individual units 1940/44.

German Publications

Bolke, Ulf, Der Luftkrieg In Europa 2 vols. The operations of KG 2 against Britain 1940-44: Bernard & Graefe Verlag, 1990.

Dierich, Wolfgang, Die Verbande der Luftwaffe. The Units of the Luftwaffe: Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart, 1976.

Dierich, Wolfgang, Kampfgeschwader 55: Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart, 1975.

Gundelach, Karl, Kampfgeschwader 4 : Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart, 1978.

Public Record Office, Kew

Air Ministry W/T Intelligence Service Daily Summaries 9/39 to 8/44 ('Y' Service Intercepts): Air 22/476 to 501.

Ministry of Home Security Daily Intelligence Reports 9/39 to 7/44: HO 203/1 to 16.

RAF Fighter Command Daily Intelligence Summaries 9/39 to 12/44: Air 16/234 to 238.

RAF No.80 (Signals) Wing Operations Record Books 6/40 to 8/44: Air 26/580 to 583.

RAF No.80 (Signals) Wing Radio Countermeasures Reports 1940 to 1946: Air 40/2334 to 2339.

Luftwaffe Order of Battle 1/41 to 10/41; 8/42 to 10/43; 1/43 to 11/45: Air 40/1921, 1564, 1992.

46th Anti-Aircraft Brigade War Diary and Daily Intelligence Reports 1939 to 1944: WO 166/2287, 2288, 7403, 11220, 14659.

Imperial War Museum, London

Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe Genst. Gen. Qu./6 Abteilung/40.g. Kdos. IC. (Luftwaffe Quartermaster General's Returns of Aircraft Losses 1940/43): Microfilm.

Bristol Record Office

Bristol ARP Control Diary: 35210 (14).

Somerset Record Office, Taunton

Civil Defence South Western Region Daily Summaries 1/8/40 to 30/5/44: CD/Gen 3/19 and 20.

Air Raid Incidents in Somerset 1940/43: CD/Gen 6/62 to 67.

Gloucestershire Record Office, Gloucester

Periodic Reports of Bomb Damage in Gloucestershire: C/CDa/V/4/5.

British Publications

Air Ministry, The Rise and Fall of the German Air Force 1939/45: Arms and Armour Press Ltd., 1987.

Price, Alfred, Blitz on Britain : Ian Allen Ltd., London, 1976.

Ramsey, Winston G. (Ed.), The Blitz Then and Now : Battle of Britain Prints International Ltd., London.

Volume 1 (9/39 to 9/40) 1987; Volume 2 (9/40 to 5/41) 1988; Volume 3 (5/41 to 5/45) 1990.

Wakefield, Kenneth, The First Pathfinders - The Operational History of KGr 100 1939/41: William Kimber, London, 1981.

Wakefield, Kemnneth, Luftwaffe Encore: Attacks on Filton and Yate, September 1940. William Kimber, London 1979. (Reprinted as Target Filton , 1990).

Wakefield, Kenneth, Just Another Raid for a Homesick German Flyer: Article in Blitz - The Night Bristol Blazed : Bristol Evening Post Supplement, 21/11/1990.

Wakefield, Kenneth, Low Level Attack: Raids on Yate 1941. Aviation News, 5-18 February 1988, pp 860/863.

Wakefield, Kenneth, The Luftwaffe's Pirates: Article in Aircraft Illustrated Annual 1986, pp 22/29.

Wakefield, Kenneth, The Air Pirates who Struck from Low Clouds: Article in Bristol Evening Post, 26/3/1984. (See also Belsey, James, Tom Cracks Raid Mystery: Article in Bristol Evening Post 15/10/1984).


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