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    Default V1 construction site at Bristillerie

    Gents,

    Having difficulties in locating a V1 construction site at "Bristillerie" near Cherbourg code name "Blackbird D"

    Any pointers please.

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    Steve
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    Steve it seems like you need the NOBALL Target List! You need to look for La Glacerie a commune immediately to the South of Cherbourg. There were four sites there "La Glacerie A, B, C and D" and Bristellerie was 'D' - 49d 34m 55s N 01d 09m 00s W.

    Steve

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    Hi Steve,

    Thanks you, struggling on.

    Steve
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    Hello Steve(s),
    Further reading can be found here ...

    'AIR 40/623, Operation 345: "Noball" targets Sottevast, Hardinvast, Bristillerie and marshalling yards Brussels, 8 May (pm)'

    ... at Kew

    Hope this helps,
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    The given lat/lon in post #2 seems to be 9 km east of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue (i.e. in the sea?).
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    Well Peter I have checked and I have not made a mistake with the transcription.

    On Google a chambre d'hote apparently based on old farm buildings called La Bristellerie comes up in the right place just to the North of Hardinvast. La Glacerie 'D' seems to be somewhat to the West of the locations for 'A', 'B' and 'C' perhaps it should be 01d 39m 00s W?

    Steve

    PS The chambre d'hote has the following decimalised Lat/Long latitude: 49.58033394699376 longitude: -1.6488289833068848
    No wonder we never hit these damn things...
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    This location is also included in the e-mail I just sent you.

    Cheers
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    Gents,

    Belated thank you all !!!

    Head stuck in files all day.

    Kind regards

    Steve
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