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    Default 102 Sqn raid on Sola, 15 April 1940

    On 15 April 1940, 4 Group reported a successful raid on Sola airfield by six aircraft of 102 Sqn.

    If someone has the Form 541 for 102 Sqn in April 1940, I will be interested in the times of the attack (take-off/bombing/return).

    Thanks in advance

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    Hallo Laurent,

    This case is somewhat unusual in that it appears to be poorly documented. The attack by the six Whitleys is recorded in the 102 Squadron ORB, but only in the F.540 part (no times, names or serials but bomb and MG ammunition expenditure is noted). There is no record of this attack in the F.541 part of the ORB. Nor is there anything in the 102 Squadron Appendices. Normally this squadron noted in considerable detail the aircraft and crew details.

    Regards,

    Martin Gleeson.

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    Thanks Martin

    I will be interested by the F540 part if you can copy it, especially if is logged under 15 April, 14/15 April or 15/16 April.

    Best regards

    Laurent

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    Hello Laurent
    according to the operational order times over the target were 2200 - 2250 with 10minutes intervals between the planes, 6 planes participating.

    HTH
    Juha
    Last edited by Juha; 16th January 2015 at 23:05.

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    Thanks a lot Juha

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