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    Does anyone have the night raid report or any other documents which show the route taken by the bomber stream on 6th / 7th June 1942 (Emden)

    Any help would be much appreciated

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    Pete,
    No map or even any sort of details of route is given in the report.
    Alan.

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    Alan

    Thanks for the look-up; there is nothing on any of the loss cards either.

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    Pete
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    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Hello Pete. This taken from a 405 Sq Y Form on their route. Some spelling could be wrong.

    Base - Schiermonnikoog - target - Rottumeroog - Hornsea - Base.

    Richard.k

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    Richard

    Thanks for the feedback; I think the bomber stream concept was in operation at the time so it is possible that this is the route for all aircraft. Would there be an equivalent No. 35 Squadron Y Report? Do you know how / where the Y Reports are archived at TNA?

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    Pete
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    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Pete,

    No.3 Group Record Book (Air25/66) records the following;

    Route out : Base - 5350N 05E - Schiermonnikoog - Target

    Route home : Turn-left to Rottumeroog - 5350N 05E - Base.

    Steve
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    Thanks Steve

    I am working with the relatives of one of the crew members of Halifax R9439 which was lost (without trace) on the raid. I am working on the basis that the aircraft probably came down in the North Sea possibly due to flak ???????? (as there do not appear to be any associated nightfighter claims). Now I have a rough idea of the route it may help me investigate possible flak claims; if anyone can help on this aspect, please get in touch)

    Nothing was heard from the aircraft after it left base so I am assuming that an air sea rescue was not initiated.

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    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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