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    HansO Guest

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    Hi,

    Can sombody recall the 'object' below:

    a cylinder filled with gasoline attached to 4 bags (50 cm long) and a rubber parachute.

    Were these things used as incendiaries ???

    Thanks.

    Regards,
    Hans

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    Hello again Hans,

    I think it was a balloon, not a parachute. Perhaps the balloon was torn apart and therefor regarded as a parachute.

    It was quite common that balloons with tins, cans and even bottles with phosphor or whatever fire setting liquid came down in The Netherlands. These were meant as a cheap way of keeping the Germans busy with extinguishing fires in forests and fields and with a bit of luck populated areas (in Germany although).

    Such balloons were also equiped with steel cables to disrupt the electricity network. And also propaganda leaflets. Just google for 'M Balloon Unit' or 'Operation Outward and you will find some detailed info.

    Groeten,
    Hans Nauta

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    HansO Guest

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    Hello Hans & Leendert,

    Thanks for your answers, regarding the Vierlingsbeek bomber as well.

    Groet,
    Hans

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