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Target: FLEURY FRANCE V-weapons site (27 aircraft) - (50.4227, 2.2522)
PLACE NAME: FLEURY
SITE NAME: XI/A/139
RHUBARB TARGET #:139
SITE TYPE: construction site
GSGS MAP # / SHEET # / GRID REF: 4040 / 72 / 109172
PHOTO SORTIE # / DATE / PRINT # / NEGATIVE #: 106W/91 / 1944-04-23 / 4392 / 38623
TARGET OP #: Z 3167
NOTES: The target is new construction thought to be a new type Bois Carre site. The activity is seen at an early stage and therefore certain identification of buildings is as yet impossible. Paths connect several of the excavations which are situated mainly in a small orchard on the north side of the village. Target XI/A/125 lies about a mile NE of the FLEURY site.
source: RHUBARB OPERATIONS - APPENDIX XI - NOBALL TARGETS, (British War Ministry, June 1944)
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|photo: Fleury v-weapon site strike assessment (photo taken 6 July 1944)|
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