List of some of Frank Manion's operations

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List of some of Frank Manion's operations

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Notes arrived at POW Camp Luckenvalde IIIA February 8th. Escaped form there in May. Lists some of his operations and result of combat against enemy aircraft and damage by anti-aircraft fire. Includes forced landing at Pershore and eventually shot down in Halifax 'W-MZ574'. Credited with 37 operations.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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BMannionFMannionFv10002

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ARRIVED AT POW CAMP LUCKENVALDE IIIA ON FEB 8TH
I ESCAPED FROM HERE WITH JOHN MALING EARLY MAY.
DETAILS OF MY OPERATIONS: -
9/10 JUNE 1944 DEFENDED SUCCESSFULLY AGAINST E/AIRCRAFT.
28/29 JUNE 1944 DEFENDED SUCCESSFULLY AGAINST 2 E/AIRCRAFT
1ST JULY 1944 FLAK DAMAGE STARBOARD WING.
20/21ST JULY 1944 HEAVY FLAK DAMAGE BETWEEN STARBOARD INNER AND OUTER ENGINES.
13TH SEPT 1944 STARBOARD WING DAMAGED GSE DAMAGED FORCED LANDING AT PERSHORE?
15TH SEPT 1944 DAMAGE TO FUSELARGE [sic]
23RD SEPT SHOT DOWN BY E/AIRCRAFT IN ‘SCHRAGE MUSIK’ BY HAUPMANN KAPITAN WILLIAM MODROW.
I AM CREDITED WITH HAVING DONE 37 OPERATIONS
MY POW No. 928
SHOT DOWN IN HALIFAX W-MZ574 23RD SEPT 1944
I THINK I AM THE ONLY R.A.F. AIR GUNNER TO FLY OUT ON HIS LAST OPERATION IN THE BOULTON PAUL REAR TURRET OF A HALIFAX BOMBER, AND FLY HOME IN THE FRAZER NASH TURRET OF A LANCASTER BOMBER.

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F Mannion, “List of some of Frank Manion's operations,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32104.

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