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    Default No. 205 Group - 236, 231, 330 Wings operations 1944

    I am researching a small group of servicemen connected to Wellington squadrons attached to these units. I would like to understand better the overall strategic and tactical situation of these units carrying out numerous operations over northern Italy (infrastrukture and troops), the Balkans (oil refineries and partisan supplies) and Greece.

    Hence, I am looking for good references archival and literature to supplement the relevant squadron ORBs which are already (or are soon to be) part of my archive.

    The NA catalogue suggests the following relevant further references (ORBs):
    AIR 25/818, 205 Group, Operations record book, 1944 Jan.-1945 May
    AIR 26/302, 236 Wing, Operations record book 1942 Feb.-1945 Dec.
    AIR 26/283, 231 Wing, Operations record book 1941 Dec.-1944 Dec.
    AIR 26/437, 330 Wing, Operations record book, 1943 May-1944 Nov.

    Would other records be (more) relevante for a summary record of events for these units?

    Would anyone be able to point me in the direction of good literature on the subject of MAAF/MASAF/205 Group operation in this area June-Nov 1944?

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards

    Mikkel Plannthin
    Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom. Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
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    Hello Mikkel,

    For starters:

    Bombers Over Sand and Snow:205 Group RAF in World War II
    Granfield,Alun
    Barnsley:Pen & Sword Books,2011. (384 pp)
    ISBN 978 1 84884 528 2

    An excellent reference, including Orders of Battle, Squadron histories, Maps, Bibliography (with NA file refs) and well-indexed.

    Set you back 30 quid.

    Col.
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    Thank you Col - I thought I had done my home work last night...

    Mikkel
    Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom. Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
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    Mikkel
    Possibly ?? "Through Darkness to Light" by Patrick Macdonald .Published by Images Publishing [Malvern] Ltd 1994
    ISBN 1 897817 17 7

    Anne

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