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    Default 3 May 1943 - Briefed routes for Ramrods 16 & 17

    Hi One and All,

    would some kind soul happen to have the details of the briefed routes (i.e. lat/long co-ordinates) to be flown by Ramrods 16 (107 Sqn attack on Ijmuiden) and 17 (487 Sqn attack on Amsterdam)?

    From the distribution of the 487 Sqn Ventura crash sites it appears that the route approached from west of The Hague and then N.N.E. over Amsterdam.

    Regards

    RodM

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    Hi Rod,

    According to the appendices of ORB 2 Group (AIR25/36):

    Ramrod 16: Great Massingham-direct to target-direct to Coltishall
    Ramrod 17: Coltishall-direct to target-direct to Coltishall

    With regard to the 487 route: they crossed the coast near Zandvoort a few miles South of the intended track and then went on in a ENE direction towards Amsterdam.

    Regards,
    Hans

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    Hi Hans,

    thanks for the info...

    Cheers

    Rod

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