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    Default Mathias Stinnes Benzol Plant, March 24, 1945

    My father and his crew were part of the attacking force on a late afternoon raid to the Mathias Stinnes Benzol Plant on March 24, 1945. The particularly detailed US intelligence documents, “Petroleum Facilities of Germany” provide no mention of this industrial facility.

    Anon. 1945. Petroleum Facilities of Germany. Prepared by the Enemy Oil Committee for the Fuels and Lubricants Division. Office of the Quartermaster General, Washington D.C. 372 p.
    http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/c...id/1657/rec/22
    http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/c.../id/1670/rec/4

    I have the geographical location as 51.54 degrees north by 7.00 degrees east. I am interested in learning more if anyone has additional details.

    Jim

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    Hello Jim

    It could be the Mathias Stinnes III/IV Plant at Bottrop.

    Page 183

    Mar. 24 1945 R.A.F. Bomber Command

    Mathias Stinnes III/IV at Bottrop

    Source: Oil as a Factor in The German War Effort 1933-1945

    A link:

    https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attach...-10-pdf.75141/

    A German converter:

    Dezimalgrad (WGS84) N 51.900000 E 7.000000

    Grad Minuten Sekunden (WGS84) N 51° 54' 0 E 7° 0' 0

    https://www.koordinaten-umrechner.de...eetMap&zoom=17


    Regards

    Finn Buch

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    Thanks Finn. I haven’t found any primary historical documents on the subject.

    I had already converted the coordinates to decimal degrees.

    Jim

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