Strategic bombing raids by He70s on Republican hydroelectric plants in the Pyrenees?

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Strategic bombing raids by He70s on Republican hydroelectric plants in the Pyrenees?

Postby Sid Guttridge » 05 Aug 2017 10:28

I have found several internet references to raids by a flight of He70s on hydroelectric plants in the Pyrenees in 1937-38.

Does anyone have any idea which plants were hit, when and with what results?

Many thanks for any assistance,

Sid.

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Re: Strategic bombing raids by He70s on Republican hydroelectric plants in the Pyrenees?

Postby Ironmachine » 06 Aug 2017 09:52

The attacks were made from 17 to 19 February 1937 and from 23 to 26 March 1937. The hydroelectric plants hit were those of Seira, Balaguer, Capdella and San Lorenzo in February, and Sástago, Serós, Tremp and Camarasa in March. As for the results they are more difficult to assess; as an example, here are the results of the February attacks according to the Nationals' intelligence:
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(Source: Heinkel He 70/170 "Blitz" by R.A. Permuy López, J. Arráez Cerdá y L. Molina Franco.)

For more detailed information, there is an article (in Spanish), La Legión Cóndor y los ataques a las centrales del Pirineo, that was published in three parts in Revista Española de Historia Militar numbers 11, 12 and 13/14.
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Re: Strategic bombing raids by He70s on Republican hydroelectric plants in the Pyrenees?

Postby Sid Guttridge » 07 Aug 2017 10:08

Hi Ironmachine,

Many thanks. Those are exactly the sorts of leads I was looking for.

Cheers,

Sid.

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Re: Strategic bombing raids by He70s on Republican hydroelectric plants in the Pyrenees?

Postby Sid Guttridge » 07 Aug 2017 11:19

Hi Ironmachine,

Unfortunately no copies of these magazines seem to be available at an affordable price on Iberlibro, etc..

I will try inter-library loan.

Thanks again,

Sid.

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Re: Strategic bombing raids by He70s on Republican hydroelectric plants in the Pyrenees?

Postby Ironmachine » 07 Aug 2017 16:38

They are available at the editor's webpage for 9,00 € each and they do international shipments:
http://www.afeditores.com/category.php?id_category=5&p=7

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Re: Strategic bombing raids by He70s on Republican hydroelectric plants in the Pyrenees?

Postby Sid Guttridge » 08 Aug 2017 17:36

Hi Ironmachine,

Many thanks. I will follow it up.

Cheers,

Sid.


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