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    Can anyone confirm that the Bomber Command target code A.162 is for the synthetic rubber (buna) plant at Hüls, and if not can anyone identify it.

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    Andy,
    Working from basic principles,
    Huls is NW of Dusseldorf in the Ruhr. Huls looks, basically like a dormitory town for Dusseldorf?
    As Allied bombing increased the Germans sought to disperse some of the more concentrated industrial areas.
    In Huls there is an industrial area at GE 51.369486 6.501687. It now (GE) appears to be occupied by Volkswagen (or similar). Would, possibly, be the site of yr synthetic rubber factory in WW2?
    What its Target Code figure(s) were, don’t know!
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    Andy,

    A.162 was a ref for Karlsruhe as recorded in the Bombing Targets of Germany, Air10/1637

    Steve
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    Karlsruhe and Huls 182 nm apart!
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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Peter - The Hüls I'm interested in is north-north-west of Recklinghausen. There is still a huge industrial site there today.

    Steve - Thanks for looking up the code.

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    Andy Fletcher
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