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    Can anybody confirm if 76 Sqn operated against the following targets on the dates shown?

    10 Jan Brest
    05 Feb Dunkirk
    10 Feb Hannover
    15 Feb Duisburg
    18 Mar Kiel
    20 Mar Lorient
    27 Mar Dusseldorf
    08 Apr Kiel
    09 Apr Berlin
    16 Jun Cologne
    29 Jun Kiel
    12 Aug Cologne
    16 Aug Brest
    19 Aug Dusseldorf
    21 Aug Dusseldorf
    29 Aug Dusseldorf
    31 Aug Kiel
    15 Sep Cologne

    Thanks in advance

    Daz

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    Hello,

    Not No.76 Sqn.

    No.76 Sqn disbanded on 22 April, 1940, following merger with No.7 Sqn and SHQ, Upper Heyford, to become No.16 OTU. Re-formed at Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire, on 12 April, 1941, as No.76 Sqn from C Flight, No.35 Sqn.

    No.76 Squadron's first op was to Huls, on 12/13 June, 1941.

    The only 76 Sqn target for 1941 that matches up with your list, is an Op to Cologne, on 16 June, 1941.

    See:
    To See The Dawn Breaking:76 Squadron Operations.
    Chorley,W.R.
    Ottery St.Mary:Author,1981.
    pp.16-17,189 & 193.

    Col.

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    Col

    thanks for your help, I should have thought to look in 'To see the dawn breaking' its sat on my bookshelf!! It was a wild guess guess I'll have to have another look and see if I can work out which Squadron it is.

    thanks again

    Daz

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