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#555140 - 2nd Aug 2011 7:36pm Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots
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#555171 - 2nd Aug 2011 8:13pm Re: Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots [Re: john1788]
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Cool, looks like lairds was down for a bomb or 2!
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#555185 - 2nd Aug 2011 8:28pm Re: Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots [Re: john1788]
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Am I right in assuming:-

A. Flour Mills

B. Seacombe Branch railway Bridge under (?) Gorsey Lane.

D. Cattle Landing Stage/Woodside Stage

E. Canada Dock Power Sta.

What are the others ?

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#555189 - 2nd Aug 2011 8:31pm Re: Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots [Re: ]
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looks like a flak in central park by the old bandstand.if you click the link you can zoom in.


Edited by john1788 (2nd Aug 2011 8:31pm)

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#555417 - 3rd Aug 2011 9:41am Re: Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots [Re: john1788]
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On another note, look how busy the Mersey is - plenty of boats coming and going!
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#555453 - 3rd Aug 2011 10:42am Re: Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots [Re: john1788]
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Originally Posted By: john1788
looks like a flak in central park by the old bandstand.if you click the link you can zoom in.


Now why would they want to bomb that??

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#555455 - 3rd Aug 2011 10:47am Re: Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots [Re: Roslynmuse]
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Originally Posted By: Roslynmuse
Originally Posted By: john1788
looks like a flak in central park by the old bandstand.if you click the link you can zoom in.


Now why would they want to bomb that??


If you ever heard Cammell Lairds band you'd know why.
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#555468 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:03am Re: Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots [Re: Roslynmuse]
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I assume its flak,poss a searchlight ?

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#555480 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:24am Re: Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots [Re: john1788]
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Bert's on form this morning !

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#555896 - 4th Aug 2011 8:56am Re: Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots [Re: ]
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C = Cavendish Railway Marshalling Yard

Next to coal wharfs for export of coal and import of iron ore.

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#586146 - 20th Sep 2011 8:45pm Re: Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots [Re: john1788]
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That is actually a fake R. Mersey made from hessian, blue paint and broomsticks glued together to fool the jerries. It was actually sited in the hills near Llangollen. My dad says he helped to build it (his bit was the large grey patch in the bottom left.) General McArthur spent some time there practising walking onto the beach in preparation for his "I will return" bit in the Phillipines. He can be seen if you have a magnifying glass just at the edge of the sandy bit. The Germans were idiots. Not like me!! :-)


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#586603 - 21st Sep 2011 2:59pm Re: Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Pinzgauer
Am I right in assuming:-

A. Flour Mills

B. Seacombe Branch railway Bridge under (?) Gorsey Lane.

D. Cattle Landing Stage/Woodside Stage

E. Canada Dock Power Sta.

What are the others ?


C = Cavendish Railway Marshalling Yard
Next to coal wharfs for export of coal and import of iron ore.

E = Clarence Dock Power Station

F = Huskisson Railway goods Depot

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#586608 - 21st Sep 2011 3:16pm Re: Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots [Re: john1788]
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B = the gasworks at Gorsey Lane. Just below the roundabout to the tunnel heading down towards the bridge.
At least that's what the Germans marked it as.
Might have mentioned it before but my old man told me about seeing the Zeppelin making a courtesty visit to Merseyside before the war and it made a point of floating up and down the docks areas, obviously taking pics as it went. Did the same at a load of important future target areas in the UK. That sort of thing is still a common practice when the dark arts people get a chance.


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#586611 - 21st Sep 2011 3:18pm Re: Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots [Re: BandyCoot]
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B = the gasworks at Gorsey Lane. Just below the roundabout to the tunnel heading down towards the bridge.
At least that's what the Germans marked it as.


Beat me to it - yep B= Kraftwerken Gas - Wallasey Corp. Gasworks
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#586614 - 21st Sep 2011 3:21pm Re: Targets for Luftwaffe Pilots [Re: john1788]
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Area D has a double arrow which brackets from the Tranmere Oil Terminal area and along to the cattle run at the Lairage. Seacombe is much further down river. I reckon anyway.
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