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He worked in America post-war, returning to Germany in 1950 to head the Siemens & Halske research department. Seetakt radar was developed by the Germans for gunnery control. An unusual antenna array had been spotted on Graf Spee before the war and reported to the Admiralty. When Graf Spee was scuttled in the River Plate in December 1939, a British radar specialist, L Bainbridge Bell, climbed aboard her and examined the antenna. He concluded it may be part of a ranging radar, but he was not conclusive and the report was shelved.

The two photographs examined by Charles Frank with a stereoscope. The shift of the shadow is almost imperceptible, but it was enough to make him suspect the structure was rotating. Flying Officer W K Manifould. The first PRU mission over Auderville returned with pictures of the field next to the enclosures. They showed an anti-aircraft gun and the pilot was not impressed having risked his life to get them. However, in the very edge of one picture was part of the structure Jones wanted photographing and he demanded another mission.

5 kms. If so the pulse rate could not exceed 3,750 pulses per second. e. consistent with a radar with a range of 40 kms. Ferret Wellingtons tracked these signals and on one tour along the coast of Brittany on 8 May, nine separate transmitters were detected. Nothing showed on subsequent photographic reconnaissance flights and it was concluded that the new radar had to be smaller than Freya, which had been hard enough to find. In September 1941 another night-fighter circle was identified near Bad Kreuznach in Germany, but this one was 60 kms in diameter.

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