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 Wellington IC P9271


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AIR81/123Flight Sergeant G A Powell and Corporal E Hodgson: injured; Wellington P9271 in air operations over Stavanger, Norway, 11 April 1940.C14141958


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Sgt. Charles Leslie SMITH D.F.M. gazetted July 30th 1940Hi Col Thanks for that, much appreciated. From the 115 Sqn ORB Form 541, April 11th 1940: [I]Wellington 1c P9271 ‘O’ [/I][I]Op: Stavanger Aerodrome [/I][I]Up: 18.00 [/I][I]Down: 23.45[/I] [I]To attack runways, aircraft, aerodrome installations or hangars.[/I] [I]P/O Barber’s section attacked between 200 – 300 ft. missed aerodrome in run up and then encountered very accurate light A.A. fire. This section dropped no bombs on target, owing to damage received. [/I][I]P9271 was hit 3 times, and F/S Powell and L.A.C. Hodgson wounded, and hydraulics damaged. F/S Powell flew home and landed with wheels up. (Was awarded D.F.M. for this flight).[/I] [I]F/S Powell* [/I][I]F/O Smyth[/I] [I]Sgt. Smith (383)[/I] [I]A/C Johnston[/I] [I]L.A.C. Leins[/I] [I]L.A.C. Hodgson (046)[/I] *508952 Gordon Allen Powell - see: [URL]http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?1777-Squadron-Leader-Details[/URL] Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 25th February 2018 10:09:17


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