Norman Powell's Operations

MPowellNI1896919-191029-03.pdf

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Norman Powell's Operations

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A thirteen page collection of target photographs and sortie reports.

Page 1: Vertical aerial target photograph of Argenta. Some roads, houses and open fields are visible in the upper half of the image. There are also canals, rail tracks or roads slanting across the upper right corner. The lower half of the image is obscured by tracer trails and glare. The photograph is captioned:
2890 104/94 12/13 APL 45 F8//N.T.6800'→ARGENTA
E 2X1000 10X500. MkIII 18 F/O WARD (F/O SCOTT B/A) C.
Behind the photograph is a sortie report giving details of the flight, crew and attack, though an area of typing is covered by the photo.

Page 2: A vertical aerial target photograph of Verona. The upper half contains tracer trails and smoke but some ground details can be seen near the left edge. In the lower left quarter there is more ground detail showing a pattern of roads, while the ground in the lower right quarter is hidden by smoke. The photograph is captioned:
2698 104/71 11/12-MAR-45. F8". NT.//8000'. →.240°.19.30. VERONA
D. 4x1000. 8x500. MkIII 22 F/O WARD (F/O SCOTT B/A). P.

Pages 3 to 8: Sortie reports for operations to Innsbruck, Flotsam, Trento, Villach, Vicenza, Freilassing.

Page 9: Vertical aerial target photograph of Freilassling. There is no ground detail visible in the image. The upper left quarter contains glare and the rest is dark with traces of smoke or cloud. It is captioned:
2970 104/101. 25/26-APR-45. F8"//NT. 9200'. →225°.2247. FREILASSLING.
G. 2x1000. 10x500. MkIII 21. F/O WARD (F/O SCOTT B/A). R.

Pages 10 to 13: Sortie reports for operations to Verona, Brescia, Fiume and Padua.

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Thirteen page document with copies of typewritten reports and b/w photographs

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IBCC Digital Archive

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MPowellNI1896919-191029-03

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Date:- 12th. April, 1945. 104 Squadron. C
Off 19.10
Landed 23.05

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

[photograph]A6
2890 104/94 12/13 APR 45 F8//N.T. 6800’ [symbol][censored] ARGENTA.
E. 2x1000 10x500. MKIII 18 F/O WARD (F/O SCOTT 12/13) C.

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[photograph]
2098 104/71. 11/12-MAR-45. F8. NT.// 8000’ : [symbol]. 240°. 19.30. VERONA.
D. 4x1000. 8x500. MKIII 22 F/C WARD (F/O SCOTT. 8/9). P.

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[underlined] SORTIE REPORT [/underlined].

Date .... 10th April 1945. "D". 104 Squadron.

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

Off .... 1850.
Landed .... 0030.
Hours .... 5 hrs 40 mins.
Target .... INNSBRUCK. Marshalling Yards.

A. Route markers seen. Illumination 2140.
TMB/Green. 2143. 1 lot in town, 1 North end of target.

B. 2146 1/2 15,900 Heading 329, aimed visually, and E markers. Bursts not seen.
2 heavy at target.

D. Flare on way in only.

J. 12 S/L's in line South of Brenner Pass.
4 S/L's in line North of Brenner Pass.

K. "FD" Flashing beacon 40 miles NE of target. White in colour.

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

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[underlined] SORTIE REPORT. [/underlined]

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

F/O. Ward.
Sgt. Powell.
Sgt. McGowan.
Sgt. 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, 3 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.

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[underlined] SORTIE REPORT. [/underlined]

Date:- 22nd. March, 1945. 104 Squadron. R

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

Off 17.28
Landed 22.28
Total 05.00 Foggia Main.
Weather: Clear, hazy.
Target: Villach North Marshalling Yards.

A. Route markers seen. Flares 20.08. Target identified visually.
Greens 20.12, to west of reds. Reds 20.11 on target.

B.
20.17 10800 282 2 x 1000 GPTI, 10 x 500 MCNI. Aimed for reds, bursts seen across reds. PFF wind good. MB heard, faint. Good concentration on target. 20.17 large explosion target. Petrol or oil smoke up 1000' and fire.

C. SIH, SIL at target. 1 s/1 E of Fiume tracking aircraft.

G. Photo with bombing.

K. "V" shaped fire and many bush fires seen.

Signed W.R. Pountney, F/O.

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[underlined] SORTIE REPORT. [/underlined]

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

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

Off 17.20
Landed 221.45 [sic]
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.

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[underlined] SORTIE REPORT. [/underlined]

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 x16.12
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. Pountey, F/O.

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[underlined] SORTIE REPORT. [/underlined]

Date. . . . 25/26th April 1945. "R". 104 Squadron.

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

Off. . . . 1935.
Landed. . . . 0110.
Hours. . . . 5 hrs 35 mins.
Target. . . . Freilssling M/Yds.

A. Route markers seen. Illumination 2238.
TMB/Reds. 2243 at target

B. 2247. 9200 Heading 255 Bursts not seen at time all on T.I's and around them.
Few heavy South of target.

K. Large Fire 15 miles North of target.

Signed R. Pountney. F/O.

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[photograph]A6
2970 104/101. 25/26-APR-45. F8”.//NT. 9200’. [symbol] . 255°. 22.47. FREILASSING.
G. 2x1000. 10x500. MKIII.21. F/O WARD. (F/O. SCOTT. B/A.). R.

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[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]

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[underlined] SORTIE REPORT. [/underlined]

[underlined] 4th April 1945. [/underlined] "S". 104 Squadron.

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

Off. . . . 1835.
Landed. . . . 2350.
Hours. . . . 5 hrs 15 mins.
Target. . . . BRESCIA Marshalling Yards.

A. Route markers seen. Illumination at 2124.
TMB/Red. 2126 North end of target.

B. 2132. 10,600 Heading 308. aimed at T.I's. Other aircraft's bombing seen on T.I's.
Large explosion seen near Breda. Incend on town M/Yds and across town.
Slight inaccurate heavy, slight inaccurate lightm [deleted] 2 S/Ls at target.
2 S/Ls 10 miles South of target.
At target. 8000' U/I SE aircraft seen silhoutted[sic] some distance away.
6 fighter flares on coast on return.

K. Short burst of air to air firing in target area, no result.
Flare dropped on coast South of Ancona. 4380N 1345E.
On track but South of Gargansm two aircraft collided and crashed.

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

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A.P.F.U.

SORTIE REPORT
(Part A)

Sheet No. Oprep. Ref. No. Date 16-2-45 Squadron

Type of Aircraft
Aircraft No.
Aircraft Letter A

Captain
Crew
[deleted] F/S. Saville.
Sgt. Rennix.
Sgt. Stokes.
Sgt. Annison.
Sgt. Ough. [/deleted]

Time Up 12.31
Time Down 16.19
Total Time 03.48

Aerodrome or L.G. Foggia Ma[missing letters]

Type of Cloud
Amount of Cloud Clear
Base of Cloud
Visibility
General Weather

Map or Chart
Reference

[missing word] duty Shipping Fiume.

[a] Time [b] Height [c] Place [d] Narrative

[a] A [d] TOT 14.32 – 14.33. Target identified visu[missing letters] TMB/R not seen.

[a] B 14.32 [b] 12400 [c] 291 [d] 150 IAS. 9 x 500 GPTD .025, 3 x 250 GPNI [missing word] visually, bursts not seen. Godd [sic] concentra[missing letters] target area. Thick smoke over target.

[a] C [d] 20 light below aircraft at target.

[a] G [d] Photo with bombing.

Signed W.R. Pountney, F/O.

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[underlined] SORTIE REPORT. [/underlined]

Date:- 12th. March, 1945. 104 Squadron. P

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

Off 17.07
Landed 22.10
Total 05.08 Foggia Main.
Weather: Hazy.
Target: Padua Marshalling Yards.

A. Route markers not seen. Flares 19.45 over target. Target identifie[missing letter] visually. TOT 19.49 – 19.51. TMB/R 19.46.(?).

B.
19.50 8200 285 175 IAS. 4 x 1000 GPTI, 8 x 500 MCNI, aimed at markers and incends. Bursts seen beyond TI's. PFF wind good, MB heard. Bombing on target seen at 19.49. 2 small fires in target area 19.52.

C. 4 accurate heavy from fork in rlwy line at target.

F. Gee u/s.

G. Photo with bombing.

K. 19.54, incends, seen jettisoned on 2nd leg after target, 1 lot to port and 1 to starboard, on route out.

Signed W.R. Pountney, F/O.

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“Norman Powell's Operations,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 1, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/39555.

Item Relations

This Item dcterms:relation Item: Fiume and Brück
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Brescia and Crnomelj
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Sortie report Brescia
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Trento and Verona
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Sortie report - Verona and supply dropping Flotsam
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Freilassing and Innsbruck
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Brescia and Crnomelj
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Vicenza and Trento
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Argenta and Padua
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Villach
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Sortie report Innsbruck marshalling yards
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Sortie report Argenta