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    Default Bomber Command suitable map - Lincolnshire to Europe

    I know I cant be the first member here to search for a large wall map showing Lincolnshire on one edge and showing Koenigsberg (Kaliningrad)/ Munich/ etc near the other side. I'm not trying to cover targets as far south as Italy but if Turin/Milan/Genoa were on it would be a bonus. Has anybody been successful please ? Advice very much appreciated.
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    Default Re: Bomber Command suitable map - Lincolnshire to Europe

    Hi Pete

    Due to the distances involved the only way you would get everything on one sheet is 1:4,000,000 scale, in any detail a number of sheets at a scale of1:2,000,000 or beyond that several sheets at 1:500,000. I’ve listed links to digital copies below.

    One sheet that covers the entire area you mention can be found at –
    http://maps.mapywig.org/m/ALLIED_map...4M_05.1944.jpg

    For improved detail a combination of sheets B1, B2, C1 and C2 from –
    https://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/ind...000-scale-maps

    Plotting maps at 1:2,000,000 scale can be found here but do not quite reach far enough east –
    https://digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/i...acrepo%3A81942
    https://digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/i...acrepo%3A81940

    At much larger scale and needing several sheets can be viewed here –
    https://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/ind...000-scale-maps

    All of these can be downloaded so guess your next challenge is finding a best fit solution and someone who can print out sheets at A1 or even A0.

    Kind regards
    Pierre

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    Default Re: Bomber Command suitable map - Lincolnshire to Europe

    I have seen maps similar to the 3rd and 4th in Pierre's links on eBay in the last month but was not interested in them. It might be worth checking if you want to own a copy to put on your wall and may be cheaper than getting a print of those in the links.

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    Default Re: Bomber Command suitable map - Lincolnshire to Europe

    I started a bit of a discussion on this in the past. Here is a recent thread:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...avigator+chart

    There is a link on this thread for a downloadable chart for the raid to Chemnitz, Mach 5, 1945, which my dad was on.

    I had asked on an earlier thread if anyone had an unused navigator’s chart That could be digitized and then GIS mapped. That would be be very useful as a template on which to plot routes of interest. No one was able to provide that.

    I wonder if the IWM would have a “blank” chart/s? Might be worth an inquiry. I know there were several versions of these for different ranges and uses.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Bomber Command suitable map - Lincolnshire to Europe

    Thank you Gents

    That McMaster example which you found Jim is pretty much the sort of thing which would do my job, thanks for getting me started. Off we go !

    cheers PeteS

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    Default Re: Bomber Command suitable map - Lincolnshire to Europe

    Pete: in my “Perfect World” I would have a digitized, georeferenced , Bomber Command Navigator’s Chart, upon which KML files of routes can be uploaded, and that can be toggled back and forth with Google Earth.

    That’s what I want! My problem is I’m a technological Luddite!

    Jim

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    Default Re: Bomber Command suitable map - Lincolnshire to Europe

    I recon I've found one smaller type of map that would help me, please can anybody help with a clean copy of "Captains of Aircraft Map" "Newcastle to Prague" Sheet 2 ?
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    Default Re: Bomber Command suitable map - Lincolnshire to Europe

    Pete: I have a low resolution jpeg of a Captains of the Aircraft Map, and it is marked and "cut up" for the raid to Gelsenkirchen November 6, 1944. I have a pdf of a Captains of the Aircraft Map for the raid to Hannover, January 5, 1945. It is the entire map, as far as Berlin in the East, and Prague in the SE, but it is "heavily" marked with notations by F/Lt. Geoff Marlow of 434 Squadron. I can send that to you if you wish.

    Yes: It says Newcastle to Prague, in the title block. Technically these are charts, not Maps, the title not withstanding.

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    Default Re: Bomber Command suitable map - Lincolnshire to Europe

    Pete: Did you ever download that chart? I found that I had downloaded the high resolution .TIF file of the unused chart:

    https://digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/i...acrepo%3A81937

    It is 1.55 gigabytes so quite large. I could WeTransfer it to you. Or you could just download the chart yourself.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Bomber Command suitable map - Lincolnshire to Europe

    Thanks Jim
    I'm confused because I know I replied to your response below, but its not there now, yes I have downloaded that one, thanks for your help.
    I've also asked the RAF Museum and Imperial War Museums if they have an unmarked copy of the chart.
    thank you for your help
    PeteS

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