Sortie reports Trento and Vicenza marshalling yards

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Title

Sortie reports Trento and Vicenza marshalling yards

Description

Details of two operations to Trento and Vicenza. List crews and gives some details of sortie. Reports on bombing and combats seen. Two versions of the same document.

Date

1945-04-02
1945-03-18

Temporal Coverage

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Type

Format

Two single side typewritten documents copied on same page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SPowellNI1896919v10007, SPowellNI1896919v10013

Transcription

[underlined] SORTIE REPORT. [/underlined]

Date:- 2nd. April, 1945. 104 Squadron. S

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

Off 18.30

Landed 23.50

Total 05.20 Foggia Main

Weather: 8 - 10/10 stra cu.

Target: Trento Marshalling Yards.

A. Route markers seen. Flares 21.24. TOT 21.32. Reds seen but not located.

B.
21.32 9500 042 2 x 1000 GPTD .025, 10 x 500 MCTD .025. Aimed for markers bursts not seen owing to cloud. MB not heard. Fires seen amongst incendiaries at 21.34.

C. SIH, 1 light at target, 5 s/L’s S of target area near heavy battery. Scattered heavy on track out fron [sic] target to Ferara.

D. 22.08, 7 - 8000’, 3 fighter flares on coast on track out, yellow colour burning for 4 - 5 mins.
U/I A/C seen heading N from Ancona with nav lights on, firing tracer from rear turret.

G. Photo with bombing, flash O.K.

Signed W. R. Pountney, F/O.


[underlined] SORTIE REPORT. [/underlined]

Date:- 18th. March, 1945. 104 Squadron. P

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

Off 17.20

Landed [deleted] 2 [/deleted] 21.45

Total 04.25 Foggia Main.

Weather: 2/10 stra. cu at 3 - 4000’, slight haze.

Target: Vicenza Marshalling Yards.

A. Route marker at Pt. B seen. Flares 19.41 on target. TOT 19.47 - 48 Target identified visually. TMB/R 19 42 target area.

B.
19.47 9300 250 4 x 1000 GPTI, 8 x 500 MCNI. Aimed for markers, bursts seen on mean position of reds. Other bombing seen 19.45 - 50 in target area. 2 small fires in target area after leaving.

C. 3 heavy and 2 light inaccurate.

D. 20.08, on coast 8000’ flares.

G. Photo with bombing.

Signed T.W. Gauld, F/O.

Collection

Citation

W R Pountney and T W Gauld, “Sortie reports Trento and Vicenza marshalling yards,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 27, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/39477.

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