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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 - known Luftwaffe targets in the Bristol area


Intelligence gathering was undertaken by the Operations Staff of the Luftwaffe's 5 Abteilung. The material they collected to compile their Target Files included not only photographs but maps, which in the case of Britain were suitably re-marked extracts from pre-war Ordnance Survey publications! Each target was also allocated both a group and an individual number prefixed by GB indicating Grossbritannien.

AIRFIELDS

GB 10 26 Bristol-Whitchurch.

GB 10 81 Filton.

GB 10 240 Weston super Mare.

GB 10 284 Yate.

GB 10 371 Swainswick (Charmy Down).

GB 10 393 Wrington (Lulsgate).

GB 10 866 Colerne.

ARMY TRAINING CENTRES

GB 14 10 Bristol, Horfield Barracks.

GB 14 31 Avonmouth Barracks.

Teil 1 Shirehampton Camp.

Teil 2 Easton in Gordano, Camp at Sheephouse Farm.

GB 14 67 Bath, Foxhill Camp.

GB 14 115 Bath, North Camp.

RADIO DIRECTION FINDING (D/F) STATIONS

GB 17 9 Bristol-Whitchurch Aerodrome.

RAF SUPPLY AND EQUIPMENT CENTRES

GB 20 47 Weston super Mare Aircraft Park.

FUEL DEPOTS

GB 21 18 Avonmouth, Haw Wood, Fuel Tanks.

GB 21 51 Avonmouth, Oil Tanks north of the Royal Edward Dock.

AMMUNITION CENTRES (DUMPS)

GB 22 4 Nailsea, at Lime Breach Wood near Nailsea.

GB 22 51 Bathford (Monkton Farley) - MVRA.

BARRAGE BALLOON STATIONS WITH SPECIALIST MILITARY CAMPS

GB 25 16 Pucklechurch, Barrage Balloon Store.

RAILWAY BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND JUNCTIONS

GB 41 35 Bristol, Railway Bridge over the River Avon at Victoria Street, St.Philip's Marsh.

GB 41 36 Bristol, Railway Bridge over the Floating Harbour, north of Temple Meads Station.

PORT INSTALLATIONS

GB 45 51 Bristol, Cumberland Basin & Lock Gates.

GB 45 52 Bristol, Bathurst Basin & Lock Gates.

GB 45 53 Bristol, Floating Harbour/Feeder Canal. Locks at Feeder Road/Market Road.

GB 45 54 Avonmouth, Avonmouth Dock.

GB 45 55 Avonmouth, Royal Edward Dock.

GB 45 56 Portishead Docks & Lock Gates.

RADIO STATIONS

GB 49 33 Clevedon, Broadcasting Transmitter.

GB 49 34 Portishead, Marine Radio Station.

POWER STATIONS

GB 50 51 Bristol Corporation Electricity Dept. Generating Station at Temple Back.

GB 50 52 Bristol Corporation Electricity Dept. Generating Station at Feeder Road.

GB 50 53 Bristol Corporation Electricity Dept. Generating Station at Portishead.

TRANSFORMER WORKS

GB 51 101 Outdoor Electrical Transformer Station in Locking Road, Weston super Mare.

GASWORKS AND GAS SUPPLY INSTALLATIONS

GB 52 51 Bristol Gas Co. Works at Canon's Marsh.

GB 52 52 Bristol Gas Co. Gasholders at Day's Road, Barton Hill and at Gas Lane, St. Philip's.

GB 52 53 Probably the Gasholder at Marksbury Road, Bristol. Destroyed 24/11/40.

GB 52 54 Bristol Gas Co. Stapleton Road Gas Works.

WATERWORKS PUMPING STATIONS AND RESERVOIRS

GB 53 50 Bristol, Barrow Tanks.

GB 53 51 Bristol, Victoria Reservoir, Oakfield Road,

SILOS, WAREHOUSES, STORES, MILLS AND GRANARIES

GB 56 51 Bristol, Cumberland Basin Tobacco Bonds.

GB 56 52 Bristol, Baltic Wharf; Timber Yard and Saw Mill.

GB 56 53 Bristol, Princes Wharf Granary.

GB 56 54 Bristol, Redcliff Back; Mill and Granary.

GB 56 55 Bristol, Temple Meads Cattle Market.

GB 56 56 Avonmouth Dock, Flour Mill and Granary.

GB 56 52 Not allocated in 1943, but was originally a Grain Mill at Avonmouth.

GB 56 58 Portishead, Flour Mills Silos.

GB 56 64 Avonmouth, CWS Mill and Silos at the Royal Edward Dock.

GB 56 66 Avonmouth, Coldstore at the Royal Edward Dock.

GB 56 69 Portishead, Flour Mill, Silos & Store.

IRON AND STEEL WORKS

GB 70 31 Bristol, Netham Steel Works.

NON-FERROUS METAL WORKS

GB 71 1 Avonmouth, Imperial Smelting Corp. Ltd. at St. Andrew's Road.

AERO-ENGINE FACTORIES.

GB 73 30 Kingswood, Bristol (Aero Engines).

GB 73 52 Filton, Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd. Aero Engine Department.

AIRCRAFT FACTORIES

GB 74 51 Yate, Parnall Aircraft Ltd.

GB 74 52 Filton, The Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd.

GB 74 68 Uphill, The Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd.

MACHINE AND MACHINE TOOL FACTORIES

GB 82 43 Keynsham, Fry's Chocolate Works. Originally designated a wire cable factory.

SHIPYARDS

GB 83 51 Bristol, The Albion Shipyard and Dry Dock at Cumberland Road.

GB 83 52 Avonmouth, Graving Dock at the Royal Edward Dock.

NAVIGABLE WATERWAYS - MINING TARGETS

GB 95 24 a Severn Estuary off Cardiff/Barry.

GB 95 24 b Severn Estuary off Avonmouth.

LESSER TOWNS - WITHOUT SPECIFIC AIMING POINTS

GB 99 35 Bath.


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