Page of 12 Operational Training Unit's F540

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Title

Page of 12 Operational Training Unit's F540

Description

One page of the operations for June 1942, records one Wellington failing to return from operation to Essen on 1/2 June. It also records two Wellingtons successfully attacking Bremen on 25/26 June, one of them was captained by Flight Lieutenant Debenham with Ronald Carpenter as the bomb aimer. From information provided by the donor this was Ronald's first operation.

Date

1942-06-02
1942-06-26

Language

Format

One printed page with typewritten annotations

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Contributor

Identifier

MCarpenterRB149832-201102-02

Transcription

[underlined]SECRET[/underlined]
DETAILS OF WORK CARRIED OUT BY 12 O. T. U.
FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 1942

1/2 .6.42 Wellington X3203 P/O Aickin – Pilot, F/Sgt.[indecipherable] – Observer, Sgt. Crossland – B/A, Sgt. Elliot – WT/AG, Sgt. La Fortune – R A/G.
A/C Failed to return from raid on Essen.

25/26 .6.42 Wellington DV949 F/Lt Debenham – Pilot, P/O Walker – Observer, Sgt. Carpenter – B/A, P/O Walker – WT/AG, Sgt. Gardner – A/G. Up 22.30 Down 0450.

25/26. 6. 42 Wellington DV950 F/Sgt. Levenson – Pilot, Sgt. Whittaker – Observer, Sgt. Tiller – WT/AG, Sgt. Davis – B/A, Sgt. Cox – RA/G. Up 22.30 Down 05.45.

Out of force of 20 A/C which took off to attack Bremen, 17 claim to have reached and bombed the target on E. T. A. through 10/10th cloud, dropping 11,500lb G.P. [indecipherable] incendiaries, and 3300 X 4 lb incendiaries. Attack was carried out between 01.15 and 01.20 hours. Target pinpointing was impossible through 10/10th clouds, with tops at about 7000 feet. Visibility above cloud was excellent. Aircraft Z 8800, Captain Sgt. Bagley W.J. went below cloud and bombed from 3000 feet, definitely identifying the target. 3 A/C are missing.

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Citation

“Page of 12 Operational Training Unit's F540,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30948.

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