Villers Bocage, Edward King's 19th operation of his tour.

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Title

Villers Bocage, Edward King's 19th operation of his tour.

Description

Five items, Edward's description of the operation to bomb Panzer concentrations in woods, requested by Field Marshall Montgomery. As the operation was in daylight Edward was able to describe the scene not too long after D Day. There is also Edwards navigation plot, a map showing the target area with their track and the target. Part of an official report on the operation, it details the aircraft from 3 Group that took part and their squadrons, together with 4 Group Halifax aircraft with a heavy fighter escort. It makes the point that this is the first full scale operation by 3 Group in daylight since D Day. The visibility was good until obscured by dust created by the bombs exploding, the operation was judged a success. There is also a press cutting captioned 'What Monty ordered' describing the operation.

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Date

1944-06-30

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Format

Two typewritten documents, a nav plot, a map, a press cutting

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

SKingEJ182986v10084, SKingEJ182986v10085, SKingEJ182986v10086, SKingEJ182986v10087, SKingEJ182986v10088

Citation

Edward King, “Villers Bocage, Edward King's 19th operation of his tour.,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 17, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34243.

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