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    Default Ramrod 934 - 28 May 1944 - raid to Bruges?

    Just wondering if Ramrod 934 on 28 May 1944 (also) had to do with the Allied (mainly USAAF) raid on a German naval base near Brugge/Bruges, Belgium.

    RAF participation was 12 x Typhoons of 184 Squadron in the morning attack, while majority of other bombers was made up of A-20s (morning) and B-26s (early evening) of the 9th AF.

    Somehow many Belgian websites and books refer to this raid as Ramrod 934, but I found no direct confirmation on Allied side. What's online of the 184 Squadron ORB doesn't refer to a Ramrod either.

    Thanks for any info.

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    Leendert

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    Just came to know that 303 (Polish) Squadron provided 11 x Spitfires as escorts for the morning raid. This under Ramrod 934, so a link here with Bruges is given.

    If there were other RAF fighter squadrons detailed to provide cover for the Typhoons and A-20 Havocs, then I'm happy to hear so.

    The second raid was escorted by 9th AF P-47's.

    Thanks & regards,

    Leendert

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    Hi Leendert,

    Long time no speak !

    I can provide you 3 pages from the 2nd T.A.F. log, covering that day, from AIR 37/713 at Kew. Don't remember if I have copied all pages for that day, normally yes...

    Too many entries to copy them all here.

    E-mail me and I'll gladly pass them on.

    I confirm Ramrod 934 for 12 Typhoons of No. 184 Squadron, 1 returned early due to mechanical trouble, 88 rockets launched. Don't have the reference to 303, so there might have been another page which I didn't copy...

    Joss

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    Hello Joss,

    I've sent you an e-mail.

    Thanks for any help!

    Leendert

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    A small (but important?) point Leendert and Joss but I believe 303Sqn were part of ADGB at this time so they are unlikely to appear in 2TAF records...
    Steve

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    Hello Steve,

    You are right, this is what I had said to Leendert when I forwarded him the pages from the "2nd T.A.F. log".

    The O.R.B. of No. 303 Squadron is quite clear, 11 of their Spitfires flew as escort for Ramrod 934, but only mentions 36 Bostons to Brugge, no Typhoons. They flew escort for Ramrod 939 in the evening.


    Joss

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