Operation Noball

This was the Allied overall designation of operations by fighter-bombers and medium bombers against the �ski site� launching ramps for V-1 flying bombs built by the Germans in northern France and in the Low Countries for the bombardment of the UK (5 December 1944/spring 1945).

These operations destroyed very large numbers of �ski sites�, but the Germans were still able to launch a moderately intense campaign against southern England. The Allies had also feared for the safety of the land, sea and air forces being grouped in the south for �Overlord�, intelligence reports having credited the V-1 weapons with an accuracy considerably greater than in fact they possessed.