|Multi Request||Tunnels in Linz A Series Of 25 Underground Jet Plane Producing Tunnels In Linz all photos and evaluations found 1945 May|
|Submitted||Jan. 15, 2022|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
(This tunnel system is code-named Bergkristal but this designation is not found in general searches in the archives. nor are the others).
I request all photos and materials of the Two Assembly-Line Tunnels In A Series Of 25 Underground Jet Plane Producing Tunnels In Linz, Austria. Producing Complete Fuselages, Instrument Board And Canopies and special research stations were also set up in these tunnels. (U.S. Air Force Number 94960AC) I find one photo published from the National Archives, this of course means there is an entire section of photos of every tunnel and all pieces of machinery and equipment found
I request all photos taken for this report, and the same from the nearby tunnel complex known as Kellerbau or Esche I and II all located in Gusen/Linz. I also request the reports following these findings, reports were made by the US Air-force, and the CIC and Army Intelligence and others. The site was taken by the US Army without a fight in May 1945
But 1 photo to be found in the archives confirms these exist, I hope you cane help me find them.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Tino Von Struckmann
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 18, 2022. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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