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    Can anyone give me a list of the squadrons who took part in the RAF raid on Peenemunde on 17th/18th August 1943? Many thanks

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    Hi Alan,

    'The Great Raids - Peenemunde 17 August 1943' Air Commodore J. SEARBY DSO DFC

    1 Group

    12, 100, 101, 103, 460 Sqdns

    3 Group

    15, 75, 90, 115, 149, 199, 214, 218, 620, 622 Sqdns

    4 Group

    10, 51, 76, 77, 78, 102, 158 Sqdns

    5 Group

    9, 44, 49, 50, 57, 61, 106, 207, 467, 619 Sqdns

    6 Group

    419, 426, 427, 428, 434 Sqdns

    8 Group

    7, 35, 83, 97, 139, 156, 405 Sqdns

    Mark

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    Many Thanks, Mark :)

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    Hi Alan,

    Sqns that lost aircraft.

    1 Group.
    12
    100
    103

    3 Group
    15
    620
    115

    4 Group
    10
    77
    158

    5 Group
    467
    619
    61
    57
    40
    49
    44

    6 Group
    428
    419426427
    434

    8 Group
    139
    35
    405

    Same source.

    Regards,

    John.

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    Don't forget Martin Middlebrook's excellent book on this subject, first published in 1982.
    Group and squadron summaries are in appendix 2.

    Regards

    Mike

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    A listing of the personnel involved in the Peenemunde raid from A/C Searby's "The Great Raids - Peenemunde" can be found here. http://squadronforum.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=115
    Researching my father's time with 50 Squadron, 97 Squadron, Dulug Luft, Stalag Luft VI, Stalag 357 and Stalag Luft III.

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    Alan

    I have the book by John Searby and referring to the 199 Squadron personnel, there is a major error contained within the publication. John Searby or one of his researchers recorded the crew names of 199 personnel who operated on 17/18 August 1944 rather than 1943. He also recorded that 199 were with 100 Group, which they were in 1944 rather than 3 Group. A total of two crews from 199 flew on ops to Peenemunde, namely S/Ldr. Humby and crew and Sgt. Hodson and crew.

    Douglas

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