Ouistreham, Edward King's 15th operation of his tour

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Title

Ouistreham, Edward King's 15th operation of his tour

Description

Three items, Edward's brief description of the operation, his navigation plot and a press cutting with the caption 'Allies invade France', which describes some of the air activity in support of D Day.

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Date

1944-06-06

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One handwritten document, navigation plot, press cutting

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SKingEJ182986v10069, SKingEJ182986v10070, SKingEJ182986v10071

Transcription

[underlined] Ouistreham. [/underlined]

[underlined] Naval Gun Battery [/underlined] [underlined] 6/6/44. [/underlined]

Airborne

[underlined] Landed 0650 [/underlined]

Quiet trip. – Bombed in daylight. No fighters or flak (except for Le Havre).

French country side looked very peaceful on "D"-Day.

[page break]

[Map]

[inserted] [underlined] OUISTREHAM. [/underlined] [/inserted]

[page break]

ALLIES INVADE FRANCE

MASSED RAIDS FOR 16 HOURS

MASSED bombing of Northern France, in support of our invasion Forces, has been going on non-stop for 16 hours since before midnight.

All records in the air were broken today as hundreds of planes, RAF and American, flew a shuttle service across the Channel.

There was little sleep for people in the S.E. coast towns after 3.30 a.m., and people went into the streets to watch the formations going out in the half-light.

They heard the drone of heavy troop-carrying planes, and, as dawn broke, saw the huge tow-planes travelling south over the Channel with gliders streaming out behind.

During the night Bomber Command made their heaviest attack yet on the German batteries along the French coast, says Air Ministry News Service.

There were ten attacks between 11.30 p.m. and dawn, each by 100 or more heavy bombers. In all, Bomber Command sent out 1,300 aircraft.

Citation

Edward King, “Ouistreham, Edward King's 15th operation of his tour,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 26, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34252.

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