[MV] WWII Barrage Balloons

Sun, 26 Jul 1998 22:50:36 EDT

In a message dated 98-07-25 21:46:13 EDT, jburrill@dttus.com writes:

<< or attached to one of the two
Liberty Ships ala WWII D-Day.... >>
A little historical note for those who might care. I have read somewhere that
the Barrage Ballons actually caused some serious concern at the Normandy
It seems that several batteries of long range German artillery could see these
large balloons from several miles inland and were able to bombard ships that
they could not see with a fair amount of accuracy. Many ship crews cut their
balloons loose when it became appearant that the Luftwaffe was not going to be
a big factor that day but the artillery was.

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