Cherbourg, 'Gardening' Edward King's 1st operation of his tour

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Title

Cherbourg, 'Gardening' Edward King's 1st operation of his tour

Description

Three items, Edward's description of the mining operation off Cherbourg, they were the only aircraft operating from their base that night. Edward's navigation plot and a map of the Cherbourg area.

Creator

Date

1943-12-22
1943-12-23

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Language

Format

A handwritten note, a navigation plot, a map

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SKingEJ182986v10006, SKingEJ182986v10007, SKingEJ182986v10008

Transcription

[underlined] Cherbourg [/underlined]

[underlined] 22/12/43. [/underlined]

Airborne 2140
[underlined] Landed 0050. [/underlined]

The only a/c on operations from our station that night. Flew accross [sic] England at 2000’ then dropped to 600’ for sea-leg.

Dropped five mines on target area.

No flak observed.

Two lighthouses identified on the Cherbourg peninsula.

The Engineer cut his eye on landing thereby making everybody believe that we had been shot up.

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[map of route to Cherbourg & return]

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[map of Cherbourg area]

Citation

Edward King, “Cherbourg, 'Gardening' Edward King's 1st operation of his tour,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34439.

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