Chambly, Edward King's 8th operation of his tour

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Title

Chambly, Edward King's 8th operation of his tour

Description

Four items, Edward's description of the operation, where he comments on the anti-aircraft fire, conditions over the target, events during the trip and general observations. Edward's navigation plot, the expected H2S plot over the target and newspaper clippings with photographs showing the damage caused during the operation.

Creator

Date

1944-05-01

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

A handwritten document, navigation plot, H2S plot, newspaper clippings

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SKingEJ182986v10038, SKingEJ182986v10039, SKingEJ182986v10040, SKingEJ182986v10041

Transcription

[underlined] Chambly. [/underlined]
[underlined] 1/5/44 [/underlined]

Airborne 2220
[underlined] Landed 0220 [/underlined]

Flak seen from Dieppe on way to target.

Target – no flak with good marking and master of ceremonies.

Attacked by rocket fighter (single – engined) in target area but corkscrewed starboard and evaded it.

Aerodrome with three runways seen near second turning point out of the target.

Two lots of trace seen, probably combats.

[inserted] MARSHALLING YARDS [/inserted]

[page break]

[map]
[inserted] [underlined] CHAMBLY [/underlined] [/inserted]

[page break]

[map]
BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE

[page break]

[photograph]

Vital French rail depot is smashed

Until the night of May 1 the railway yards at Chambly, north of Paris, were claimed to be among the most important in Europe. They contained the best-equipped permanent way depot on the Continent

These “before and after” pictures show how an attack on Chambly by Bomber Command on the night of May 1 reduced this vital German transport link to a wilderness of scrap metal and rubble

[photograph]

R.A.F. Launch 6-Prong Moon Blitz

3,000 TONS RAINED ON INVASION TARGETS

Then France Bombed To-day

[italics] “Evening News” Air Correspondent [/italics]

HUNDREDS of British heavies rained probably 3,000 tons of bombs on France and Belgium in the night in a great six-pronged moonlight blitz – then, to-day, the cross-Channel attack went on again.

The main objectives were a motor vehicle works at Lyons, aircraft repair works at Tours, an aircraft factory and explosive works at Toulouse, railway stores and equipment at Chambly, north of Paris, and railway yards and facilities at Malines, north-east of Brussels, and at St. Chislain, near Mons.

Citation

Edward King, “Chambly, Edward King's 8th operation of his tour,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 20, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34397.

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