Linzeux, Edward King's 23rd operation of his tour

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Title

Linzeux, Edward King's 23rd operation of his tour

Description

Four items, Edward's brief description of the operation, the second his navigation plot, third is a map showing the target and fourth part of an official report of the operatoin. This includes the number and squadrons of the aircraft that took part, the weather which gave heavy cloud cover which in turn led to poor accuracy. It also includes a summary of the operation and there is a very short press cutting reporting raids on Northern France.

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Date

1944-07-09

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Format

Two text documents, a navigation plot, a map, a press clipping

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SKingEJ182986v10109, SKingEJ182986v10110, SKingEJ182986v10111, SKingEJ182986v10112

Transcription

[underlined] LINZ EUX [/underlined]

[underlined] P – Plane Base 9th July, 1944 [/underlined]

Airborne 1220

Landed 1615

Full cloud cover over target so bombed on instruments.

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[map]
[inserted][underlined] LINZEUX. [/underlined][/inserted]

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[map]

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Bomber Command aircraft attacked military installations in Northern France, and laid mines in enemy waters last night without loss.

A REDUCED FORCE OF 50 LANCASTERS WENT OUT YESTERDAY AFTERNOON TO A CONSTRUCTIONAL WORKS AT LINZIEUX FROM THE FOLLOWING SQUADRONS:-
15 SQDN – 13 DETAILED, 11 PRIMARY, 1 RETURNED EARLY, 1 BROUGHT BOMBS BACK.
622 SQDN – 12 DETAILED, 9 PRIMARY, 1 MISSING, 2 BROUGHT BOMBS BACK.
75 SQDN – 25 DETAILED, 25 PRIMARY.

VERY POOR WEATHER WAS ENCOUNTERED AND FORMATION FLYING WAS REPORTED 'TRICKY'. OVER THE TARGET THERE WAS 6-8/10THS CLOUD WITH A FEW GAPS AND MASTER BOMBER INSTRUCTED CREWS TO BOMB ON GEE OR D.R. AND THEN TOLD HIS DEPUTY TO TRY TO MARK. A FEW ORXXX FEW CREWS SAW THE T.I’S WHICH QUICKLY DISAPPEARED INTO CLOUD AND THE MAJORITY BOMBED ON GEE AND A FEW VISUALLY THROUGH BREAKE [sic] IN CLLXXX IN CLOUD. BOMBING WAS DESCRIBED AS WIDESPREAD AND THIS IS BORNE OUT BY THE PHOTOGRAPHS IT HAS BEEN POSSIBLE TO PLOT, THESE BEING SPREAD OUT FROM 3 – 7 MILES MAINLY TO SOUTH-EAST OF TARGET. PLOTTINGS GIVEN BELOW.

THERE WAS LITTLE FLAK OVER THE TARGET, BUT F/75 WAS HIT AND FELL 5000 FEET BEFORE RE-GAINING CONTROL, THE M/U GUNNER BEING WOUNDED. NO FIGHTERS WERE SEEN.

Citation

Edward King, “Linzeux, Edward King's 23rd operation of his tour,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34232.

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