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Old 24th May 2020, 21:37
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'Cologne gap'?

Dear all,

Today, one of my German research contacts, a respected airwar historian, asked me about the term 'Cologne gap' -he told me that it was a term used by RAF Bomber Command for a Flak-free zone between Köln/Cologne and Koblenz. This is the first time anyone has mentioned this to me, is this corect?

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Old 24th May 2020, 22:12
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Re: 'Cologne gap'?

Theo,

No.3 Group refer to this in late 1944 / early 1945 while undertaking GH Daylight raids.

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Old 25th May 2020, 00:02
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Re: 'Cologne gap'?

Theo,


It is mentioned in the following. See the text under the word Introduction.


https://cris.winchester.ac.uk/ws/por...hstatement.pdf
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Old 25th May 2020, 12:00
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Re: 'Cologne gap'?

Theo,

Also described in the online books Nuremberg Raid: 30-31 March 1944 (Martin Middlebrook); Men Of Air: The Doomed Youth of Bomber Command (Kevin Wilson) and more.

It was a 20 mile gap between Bonn and Koblenz.

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Old 25th May 2020, 12:14
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Re: 'Cologne gap'?

Thanks all -interesting, one never ceases to learn. I will pass this on to my German contact.

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Old 29th May 2020, 22:53
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Re: 'Cologne gap'?

Would this be the same as what some German researchers call the 'Bomber Strasse' or 'Herman Göring highway'? https://www.ezpress.eu/ez_image.php?id=39755&f=0

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https://www.ezpress.eu/ez_image.php?id=39755&f=0

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