Fifteenth operation Gdynia

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Title

Fifteenth operation Gdynia

Description

A handwritten note giving brief details of the operation and two relevant newspaper cuttings titled 'R.A.F Attack Lutzow in Harbour' and 'R.A.F. raiders'.

Date

1944-12-18

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Format

One handwritten note and two newspaper cuttings on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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PPopeKMJ18010060

Transcription

[picture of German pocket battleship Lutzow]
R.A.F. Attack Lutzow in Harbour
R.A.F. Lancasters attacked [inserted] X [inserted] [underlined] Gdynia harbour [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted] main German naval base, in the night.
One bomb-aimer said he identified the pocket battleship Lutzow. “I made three runs before I released the bombs.” He said. “There was a smoke-screen which seemed to be coming from floating generators. The smoke lay across the harbour.”

[underlined]
Fifthteenth Operation
GDYNIA.
Monday Night. December 18th 1944.
Airborne 9hr. 30mins
[/underlined]

R.A.F. RAIDERS FLY 1,600 MILES
A strong force of RAF Lancasters last night flew more than 1,600 miles in an attack on enemy ships in the Baltic port of [inserted] “ [/inserted] [underlined] Gdynia. [/underlined] [inserted] “ [/inserted]
Pin-point Spitfire bombers power-dived 5,000ft. to smash a V2 store and erection and launching site in Holland yesterday, and saw terrific explosion in the target area, states the Air Ministry.

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“Fifteenth operation Gdynia ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9406.

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