Target Chart Number 6-69-NA, Beziers M/Y, France

Target charts like this provided local details to allow the bomber formation begin its bomb run at a previously specified I.P. (Initial Point). The reverse side of the chart usually included photo-reconnaissance images of the target area with call outs for primary objectives and sometime areas that were not to be bombed (this was a particular concern in occupied France).

Caption:
While returning from a “shuttle” mission to the Soviet Union on July 5, 1944, the 100th Bomb Group attacked targets in France. Crosby used this map during the mission.
Type: Map
Image Date: May 1, 1944
Credit: Rebecca Crosby Hutchinson
Origin: 941st Engineer Battalion, MAPRW, under the direction of Intelligence MAAF
Crosby Papers
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While returning from a “shuttle” mission to the Soviet Union on July 5, 1944, the 100th Bomb Group attacked targets in France. Crosby used this map during the mission.