Author Topic: Electronic Warfare and the Battle of the Bulge  (Read 202 times)

mcguire

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on: December 30, 2021, 05:53:53 PM
Does anyone else hate long twitter threads as opposed to, you know, actual writing?  I know I do.

Anyhow, Trent Telenko writes:

https://twitter.com/TrentTelenko/status/1475994609549557761


"...The 8th Air Force's 36th Squadron was its heavy jamming unit....Where the 36th HBS gets involved in the Ardennes involves ART-6 through ART-11 "Jackal" series communications jammers....The full story of Colonel Benjamin "Monk" Dickson's Intel report 37  has to await another Ardennes thread, but it gives context to US Ninth Army's G-2 not only identifying 6th Panzer Army's assembly area, but also convincing  Lt. Gen. William Hood Simpson to request the 36th...Heavy Bombardment Squadron (RCM) to fly sorties to jam their radios days before the attack. A request which was "officially" denied by 8th Air Force because of the German IADS heavy Flak gun threat B-24 to jamming planes...."

Oh, and a reference or two:

Electronic Warfare in WWII by Maj. Richard Ricardelli

The Unseen Fight: USAAF radio counter-measure operations in Europe, 1943 to 1945 by William Cahill
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Reply #1 on: December 30, 2021, 06:02:08 PM
usually you can threadroll them into a single page

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1475994609549557761.html

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Reply #2 on: December 30, 2021, 06:25:43 PM
Yeah, but it doesn't get the pictures.  >:(

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Reply #3 on: December 31, 2021, 08:53:40 AM
That is interesting. I remember reading something vary vague about it some time ago, but honestly didn't think it was in any way true, so reading that now, given my interest in the battle, is quite a revelation.

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