Bomb Damage Assessment - Good Paper

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  1. mhuxt

    mhuxt Active Member

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    Came across this as I was trying to organise my hard drive a bit better - have had it for a while but don't recall original source.

    It's a thesis for [GridironAnnouncerVoice]"THE Ohio State University"[/GridironAnnouncerVoice] on the subject of bomb damage assessment in WWII. It deals with a lot of the themes we've had here recently - bombing accuracy, campaign against oil, relative amounts of damage caused by heavier/lighter bombs, USAAF and RAF policy, etc.

    It also has some good information on the Photo Recce efforts which were so crucial to BDA. All around good stuff.

    View attachment Bomb Damage Assessment.pdf

    Have also attached a couple of scans from the HMSO "The Strategic Air Offensive Against Germany 1939-1945" re: oil.

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    oiltgts20001.jpg

    Also can't mention Ohio State without adding this:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha6roJfoGjc
     
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    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    Excellent info, thanks! (Nice Gridiron voice :lol: )
     
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    (grins)
     
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    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Very nice!

    Thanks for posting this.
     
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    Thanks for this paper.

    Some good information from what little I've read so far.
     
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