Maurice Kemp list of operations

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Maurice Kemp list of operations

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Notes persona details and hours flown day and night on 115 Squadron at RAF Witchford. Lists operation to Kiel, Potsdam, Gelsenkirchen, Karmen, Bruchstrasse, Munster, Hamm and Heligoland. List sorties on Operation Manna at the Hague, Operation Exodus with flights to Belgium and Operation Dodge with flights to Bari and Naples. Concludes with comment that pilot inadvertently opened bomb doors and dropped troops personal luggage over England.

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F/SGT MAURICE W D KEMP 2221885
115 SQUADRON WITCHFORD 15 2 45 TO 10 9 45
DAYLIGHT 288 Hrs 20 Mins NIGHT 26 Hrs 5Mins DAYLI GHT Ops 6 + I EARLY RETURN 36 Hrs 15 Mins DAYLIGHT 288 Hrs 20 Mins NIGHT 26 Hrs 5Mins
OPS
25 2 45 KARMEN 27 2 45 GELSENKIRCHEN 28 3 45 GELSKIRCHEN18 3 45
BRUCHSTRASSE 23 3 45 MUNSTER [EARLY RETURN] 27 3 45 HAMM
25 4 45 HELIGOLAND DAYTIME Hrs 35 Hrs 15 Mins


9 4 45 KEIL 13 4 45 KIEL 14 4 45 POTSDAM NIGHT TIME Hrs 19 Hrs 15 Mins


1 5 45 DROPPING SUPPLIES THE HAGUE 4 5 45 DROPPING SUPPLIES THE HAGUE

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11 5 45 REPATRIATING PO Ws FROM BELGIUM 13 5 45 REPATRIATING PO Ws FROM
BELGIUM 14 5 45 REPATRIATING P O Ws FROM BELGIUM 16 5 45 REPATRIATING P O Ws
FROM BELGIUM18 5 45 REPATRIATING PO Ws FROM BELGUM 25 5 45 REPATRIATING P O Ws FROM
BELGUM 25 5 45 REPATRIATING P O Ws FROM BELGIUM

11 8 45 TO BARI ITALY 13 8 45 TROOPS BACK TO ENGLAND FROM BARI

24 8 45 TO BARI ITALY 26 8 45 TROOPS BACK TO ENGLAND FROM BARI
18 9 45 TO BARI ITALY 19 9 45 TROOPS BACK TO ENGLAND FROM BARI
8 11 45 TAKE TROOPS TO NAPLES ITALY 10 11 45
10 11 45 COLLECT TROOPS FROM NAPLES RETURN TO ENGLAND


8 11 45 FLIGHT TO NAPLES THE PILOT STOOD UP FROM THE PILOTS SEAT HIS INTERCOM CABLE ENGAUGED WITH THE BOMB DOOR LEVER OPENING THE DOORS RELEASING THE TROOPS PERSONAL LUGGAGE FROM THE STORAGE PANYARDS
AND WERE LOST OVER ENGLAND.

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M Kemp, “Maurice Kemp list of operations,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 28, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18468.

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