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    I read somewhere that in Germany, Flak Sites/Zones established in Germany had Codenames. These informations were given to the navigators who wrote them on their maps. Does anyone have informations about these Flak Zones ?

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    I found this site useful when I researched the subject of German defences

    http://www.gyges.dk/Himmelbett.htm

    I am sure there are other sites too which will provide you with a basic understanding of the various changes in the defences as the war progressed and technology improved.

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    Never heard of flak sites having code names before. The early 'Himmelbett' defence 'boxes' ('rooms' in German) yes, but nothing apart from that.

    Ian

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    Thanks Pete !

    maybe these sites were belonging to the Himmelbett before. It's very difficult to found something about these Flak sites. Maybe it was just a codename established by the Bomber Command.

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    The RAF used maps that specifically detailed flak belts and searchlight concentrations over the lowland countries and on into Germany itself. The examples I have seen do not have any code names listed or other means of identifying areas, but show in diagrammatic form the area, intensity of flak, searchlights and operational airfields.

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