Sortie report Trento

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Title

Sortie report Trento

Description

Details of operation to Trento choke points. Lists crew and provides some details of sortie. Bombs landed on TIs. Could not get landing gear down on normal system on return, lowered mechanically. Two versions of the same document.

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Date

1945-04-08

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Spatial Coverage

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Two one side typewritten document

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SPowellNI1896919v10003, SPowellNI1896919v10021

Transcription

[underlined] SORTIE REPORT. [/underlined]

Date :- 8th April 1945. 104 Squadron. "S".

F/O Ward,
Sgt Powell.
Sgt McGowan.
Sgt Piper.
F/O Scott.
F/S Scott.
F/O Cole.

Off . . . 1945.
Landed . . . 0130.
Hours . . . 5 hrs 45 mins.
Weather. Haze in valleys. Target . . . TRENTO Choke point.

A. Route markers seen. Illumination 2224. 2225.
TMB/Red 2228 3 lots centre one practically level with bridge.

B. 2231. 9,500 Heading 055. 2 x 1000 GPTI. 10 x 500 GP. aimed for centre of markers.
Bursts seen near centre of T.I's.
Bombs bursting on all 3 T.I's. Some smoke from bombing.
Explosion glare seen at 2235.

C. 12 Heavy mainly above.

D. Flares in and out on route. Double flare seen 15 miles from coast. . One appeared to be circular.

F. Unable to [deleted] give [/deleted] get U/C down on return. Had to pump flap and lower U/C mechanically.

J. 1 Light South end of Lake Garda. South of Ferrara, North of Ferrara.

K. Red/Green verey South of Ancona on route to target. 7 mins before Red at pt A.

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

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Citation

R Pountney, “Sortie report Trento,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/39473.

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