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    Hello,

    The ORB of this HCU (AIR29/612) is not available for download. However I was wondering if any member of this forum had taken some notes at Kew. I'm looking for details on the sorties carried out in support of BC raids until mid-43.

    Many thanks in anticipation

    Phil

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    Hello.
    Iím not sure what you mean by in support of BC raids, there is no mention of any gardening, leafleting or diversions flown by 1652 crews. The only time I can see them flying over the continent are for the 1000 Bomber Raids:-
    30/31 May 1942 Cologne, 12 aircraft
    1/2 June 1942 Essen, 12 aircraft
    25/26 June 42 Bremen, 12 aircraft
    31 July/1 Aug 42 Dusseldorf, 7 aircraft


    Rgds


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    Hello Pete,
    Thanks for this, it was basically what I was looking for. Would you have any details on the aircraft involved for the raids you mentioned? At that time 1652 HCU was using a mixed force of Halifax Mk.Is and IIs.
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    Phil

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    Phil,

    If you let me have your email address by pm I will send the relevant pages, there is quite a lot of detail in both 1652 and Marston Moor ORBs.


    Rgds


    Pete

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    Pete,

    I would be very interested if you could send me details or diaries of the 1652 HCU for the period of 29 july to 12 August 1943

    Sherif

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    Hi Sherif, I've sent you a PM.

    Pete

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    Hi Phil

    I have sent you a PM regarding this thread.

    Cheers
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