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    I have been shown a German map of the attack mounted by Bomber Command on the night 31 Oct/01 Nov 41
    although I think it actually reflects the attack on Kiel on the night 01/02 Nov 41. It has the following written in the corner of the map and I woudl be grateful if any of our German speakers could offer a translation:

    Einfluge 52
    davon in Flakzone 30
    davon in Baw Zone 4
    Ruckfluge 7
    davon in Flakzone 4
    1 flz a55
    Blan: HRinenfluge

    the map also has various directional arrows drawn on it in red and green with comments e.g. a red arrow pointing from the north to the south annotated 2 fli 2300-2310

    thanks in advance
    Daz

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    Hi Daz

    Without have the docs to study or context, my take on the words are:

    Flights into the area 52
    Of which 30 were in the Flak zone
    Of which 4 were in the "BAW" Zone (BAW will need translation)
    Return flights 7
    Of which 4 were in the Flak zone
    '1 flz a55' - unknown
    'Blan' is not a German word, could it be Plan?
    Also, I would suggest that 'HRinenfluge' would rather be 'Binnenflüge', which would mean internal flights, or flights within the area.

    Does that make sense and help a bit? Otherwise, also try using http://dict.leo.org/

    Regards
    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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    Guessing: 'flz' = 'flugzeug' (aircraft) ?

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    Hi Daz,

    I have 2 similar FLUKO Kiel maps from 42 and 43.

    My guess is:

    1 flz a55 = 1? ? number of "Flugzeug(e)" aircraft ?time
    Blan: HRinenfluge = ? ?"Einflüge" approach

    Can I see your map to study the text closer, something is missing/misread here and there.

    Best regards

    Finn Buch

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    Thank you all.

    Finn I have sent you a pm

    Regards

    Daz

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