|Research on Halifax L9527||Does anyone have the details of the 15 operational sorties flown by EOT Balcomb whilst with No. 78 Squadron?
I am aware that he baled out of Whitley T4204 on 1st / 2nd January 1941 but have no further details on other operations
Any help would be much appreciated
Pete ....Read More.||PeteT on 17th September 2015 12:34:12|
|109 Squadron Special Duties, 2/3rd July 1942||Andrew - Here is the incident where he baled out of his Whitley in 1941 - one person was killed. [URL]http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york41/t4204.html[/URL]
He also crashed in a Mosquito with his Navigator, Charles Harrold returning from Caen July 18/44
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[TD="class: tdLine1, bgcolor: #CBCCD2"]18/07/1944 [/TD]
[TD="class: tdLine1, bgcolor: #CBCCD2"]Caen [/TD]
[TD="class: tdLine1, bgcolor: #CBCCD2"]ML939 [/TD]
[TD="class: tdLine1, bgcolor: #CBCCD2"]Mosquito XVI [/TD]
[TD="class: tdLine1, width: 80%, bgcolor: #CBCCD2"]T/o 0420 Little Staughton. Overshot while trying to land at base on one engine and crashed 0645 near airfield. No injuries. [/TD]
On D-Day he opened up the attack on the coastal battery at Ouistreham, dropping the first target indicators at 5:02.23 from 30,000’, marking the target for 116 Lancasters of 3 Group.
His Navigator C.P. Harrold has a number of interviews online and was also in “The Birth of the Smart Bomber” a documentary on Oboe.
Cheers ....Read More.||David Wallace on 23rd December 2017 10:07:17|