Fourth and fifth operations, Nuremberg and Flushing

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Fourth and fifth operations, Nuremberg and Flushing

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Handwritten notes giving brief details of the operations and two short newspaper cuttings, one titled '1000-raid. On Stuttgart and Nuremberg'.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Andy Hamilton

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Two handwritten notes and two newspaper cuttings on an album page

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PPopeKMJ18010051

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1000-RAID
On Stuttgart and Nuremberg
R.A.F. Bomber Command last night sent more than 1000 aircraft to Stuttgart and Nuremberg, the main objectives. A lighter attack was made on Wiesbaden in the Rhineland.
Stuttgart had two attacks within 4 ½ hours.
Flak was moderate, and although fighters were seen there were few combats. Nine aircraft of Bomber Command are missing says the Air Ministry communique.

[underlined]
Fourth Operation
NUREMBERG
Thursday night. 19th October 1944.
Airborne 7hrs 30mins
[/underlined]

[underlined]
Fifth Operation
FLUSHING
Saturday Afternoon, 21st October 1944.
Airborne 3hrs 15mins
[/underlined]

Significantly, soon after noon to-day, Lancasters of Bomber Command bombed enemy gun positions on the island of Walcheren near Flushing.
R.A.F. and Czech Spitfires provided a fighter umbrella during the attack.
There was some flak opposition, but no enemy fighters were encountered.
Returning crews said that very few fields had escaped flooding and in the south of the island in particular houses and trees stood out above great sheets of water.

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“Fourth and fifth operations, Nuremberg and Flushing,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9388.

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