Chalons-sur-Marne, Edward King's 25th operation on his tour

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Title

Chalons-sur-Marne, Edward King's 25th operation on his tour

Description

Four items, the first a title page, the second Edward's navigation plot, the third a print of the expected H2S return and fourth part of an official report on the operation. This gives the number of aircraft taking part and their group, a weather report, a summary of the raid and aircraft losses.

Creator

Date

1944-07-14
1944-07-15

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

Two typewritten documents, a navigation plot, an expected H2S plot

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

SKingEJ182986v10119, SKingEJ182986v10120, SKingEJ182986v10121, SKingEJ182986v10122

Transcription

[underlined] CHALONS-SUR-MARNE [/underlined].
[underlined] Railway Marshalling Yards [/underlined],

Airborne 2200

Landed 0420

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[map]
[inserted][underlined] CHALONS SUR MARNE. [/underlined][/inserted]

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[map]
Railway Marshalling Yard CHALONS-sur-MARNE (France)

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CHALONS-SUR-MARNE:
3/4 LANCASTERS OF 1 GROUP, 86/100 LANCASTERS OF
3 GROUP, 14/14 LANCASTERS AND 3/XX 2/3 MOSQUITOES F XX OF 8 (PF)
GROUP ATTACKED THE RAIL CENTRE. 8/10THS TO 10/10THS CLOUD
PREVAILED WITH BASE AT 8/10,000FT. VISIBILITY WAS GOOD BELOW. MOST CREWS VSUALLY [sic] IDENTIFIED LAND MARKS MARKERS WERE SEEN TO BE WELL CONCENTRATED AND ACCURATELY PLACED FOLLOWED BY A SUCCESSFUL ATTACK. HEAVY SMOKE AND FIRES EX DEVELOPED BEFORE THE ATTACK WAS CONCLUDED. FLAK WAS SLIGHT, BUT SEVERAL COMBATS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. 1 LANCASTER IS MISSING.

Citation

Edward King, “Chalons-sur-Marne, Edward King's 25th operation on his tour,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 9, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34230.

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