A daylight to the Dortmund-Ems canal and return, a navigator's account



A daylight to the Dortmund-Ems canal and return, a navigator's account


A detailed account of a 467 Squadron Lancaster crew's operation to the Dortmund-Ems canal on 1 January 1945. Crew captain was Flying Officer M G Bache and crew is listed. Book covers crew early training and operations before the subject date. There follows a detailed description of the target and previous attacks on it and Luftwaffe activity on the day. Continues with an extremely detailed account of the flight in Lancaster 'PA 169 (PO-H)', Mention is made that a Flt Sgt G Thompson of 9 Squadron was awarded the Victoria Cross on this operation and the M G Bache was awarded an immediate Distinguished Service Order for that operation. Description continues with account of aircraft being hit by anti-aircraft fire, engine fires, loss of control and eventual bale out of crew close to front line. Continues with subsequent journey back to England. Epilogue describes authors 1982 visit to crash site and area where they came down. Book contains photographs, maps and diagrams. Appendix provides detailed information sources, on navigation responsibilities, navigation equipment, flying clothing, target markers. Supplementary note on German anti-aircraft systems, magazine article, letters, telegrams, newspaper cuttings and an index.




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One hundred and twenty four page book

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Copyright Lyle E Patison 2002





L E Patison, “A daylight to the Dortmund-Ems canal and return, a navigator's account,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 21, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27206.

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