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    Hans,
    Thanks again for the info, I only visit KEW once but I think I have to go some more because I didn't collect all the info I needed. I try to figure out the routes of the 22 missions flown by Lindsay Bacon in the period december 1944 / march 1945.

    As for the code GH.5531 This is the real one mentioned in the form.

    This is a mission flown on 6/1/1945 I the Bomber Command War Diaries I found the following info
    Mission: ELVER (HANAU)
    Mission: GH612A (NEUSS)
    Minor ops:
    20 Mosquitos Kassel (spoof)
    6 Mosquitos Castrop Rauxel
    Minelaying on Baltic ports
    I think GH-5531 is somewhere near Kassel or Castrop Rauxel
    In my copy of the form I can see the plans for the mission on GH.5531 involved 100L (lancasters of No 1 Group) as this is not a mission flown by the crew I follow it's not that
    important. Maybe this mission was cancelled due to bad weather.
    Hans

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    Hello Hans,

    With the aid of the date I consulted the Night Bomb Raid Sheets and it turns out that 1 Group attacked Hannover during the night of 5/6th January 1945. However, the underneath mentioned number of 100 Lancs concerns the night of 4/5th January 1945 when 1 Group attacked Royan. So there seems to be some data being mixed up?

    Regards,
    Hans

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