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    Col.
    Excellent work. Your info is the hammer that hits the nail on the head.
    I'm glad to see this thread come to a finish.

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    My apologies if my earlier post caused any offence - unfortunately my lavatorial sense of humour got the better of me.

    Colin Cummings

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    Colin
    No offense on my part.
    On the contrary, your post started the dialog that ended up with the answer to my question.

    But going back to my original first-post that began this thread:
    Other aircrew POWs who wrote accounts of their final op for Krentz' book gave heroic accounts of dramatic air battles.
    In contrast, Stewart could have written something like,
    "I have no exciting tale of a big air battle on my final op. We didn't have a load of high explosive bombs to deliver on a target deep in the heart of Germany. My final op was just one of those regular Coastal Command reconnaissance patrols. And we were shot down by ground fire."

    Now that I understand the full meaning of Stewart's writing, it gives me a glimpse of the priority that aircrew gave to the different types of flights.

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