Sortie report - Verona and supply dropping Flotsam

SPowellNI1896919v10001.jpg
SPowellNI1896919v10018.jpg

Title

Sortie report - Verona and supply dropping Flotsam

Description

For both operations, lists crew. For Verona reports route markers seen and visually aiming bombs and bursts seen on markers. For supply drop visually identified target, containers aimed at target, all chutes opened. Good concentration. Two versions of the same document.

Creator

Date

1945-03-11
1945-03-15

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Coverage

Language

Type

Format

Two one page typewritten document

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Contributor

Identifier

SPowellNI1896919v10001, SPowellNI1896919v10018

Transcription

[underlined] SORTIE REPORT. [/underlined]

11th March 1945. "P". 104 Squadron.

F/O Ward.
F/LT Honeybourne.
Sgt Powell.
Sgt McGowen.
Sgt Piper.
F/O Scott.
Sgt Scott.
F/S Cole.
Sgt Young

Off . . . . 1635.
Landed . . . . 2205.
Hours . . . . 5 Hrs 30 mins Verona East M/Yds.

A. Route markers seen. Illumination at 1927.
Target markers. TMB/Green 1927 centre of target.

B. 1930. 8000. Heading 240. 4 x 1000 MCTI. 8 x 500 MCTI. aimed visually
Bursts seen across markers. Good concentration and fire started at 1931 1/2
Slight Heavy, and Light, 2 S/Ls. at target.

K. 2044. Double Reds. 4309N 1405E. Blinding flashes on coast at 5000 many Red lights seen.

[underlined] Signed R. Pountney, F/O. [/underlined]


[underlined] SORTIE REPORT. [/underlined] [inserted] W [/inserted]

Date:- 15th. March, 1945. 104 Squadron. P

F/O Ward.
Sgt. Powell.
Sgt. McGowan.
Sgt. Piper.
F/O. Scott.
Sgt. Scott.
F/S. Williams.

Off 12.17
Landed [deleted] 1 [/deleted] 16.12
Total 03.55 Foggia Main.
Weather: 10/10 small cu from coast to target base 7000'. Hazy.
Target: Supply dropping Flotsam.

A. Target identified visually, X seen white chutes.

B.
14.34 2000 035 145 12 containers, aimed for markers, all chutes opened 3 chutes failed. Good concentration.

D. 4 Spits seen.

G. Photo with dropping.

Signed W,R. Pountney, F/O.

[page break]

[repeat of document]

Collection

Citation

R Pountrey, “Sortie report - Verona and supply dropping Flotsam,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 2, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/39467.

Item Relations

Item: Norman Powell's Operations dcterms:relation This Item