Source 3a

Peenemunde Site Plan/Target Map (AIR 34/632)

2. Look at Source 3. Plan the attack on Peenemunde.

You need to advise the bomber pilots on which parts of the site they should aim to destroy.

Study the aerial photograph of Peenemunde. Can you identify the areas listed in the table below? If you need more help finding them, have a look at the target map in Source 3a. Which of the following targets would you advise the bomber pilots to aim for? Give reasons for your choice of targets.

  • Experimental station
  • Factory workshops
  • Power plant
  • Unidentified machinery
  • Experimental establishments
  • Sleeping and living quarters
  • Airfield

When you have finished you can read source 4 to see what happened.