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    Default Mannheim 6/7 december 42. Bomber Squadrons

    I look for all Bomber Squadrons involved in the mission of Mannheim on the night of 6 to 7 December, 1942.
    The units involved belonged to Groups 1-3-4.
    272 aircraft.
    The identified Bomber squadrons. 7 Sqn. 61 Sqn. 76 Sqn (13). 101 Sqdn. 102 Sqdn (13). Sqdn 115 (6). 149 Sqdn. 158 Sqdn. 199 Sqdn (5 or 7). Sqdn 300 (6). Sqdn 301 (6). Sqdn 305 (3). Sqdn 425 (9). 460 Sqdn (10).
    Cordialement,
    Regards,
    Mit freundlichem Gruß,

    Dan

    Association Bretonne du Souvenir Aérien 39-45
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    Dan

    Ten aircraft from No 35 Squadron also participated

    Regards

    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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    Hi Dan

    Eight aircraft from 158 Sqn took part in this raid.

    Regards,

    John.

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    Hello Dan,

    Lancaster ED322 SR-T of 101 Squadron crashed on the return flight in the sea off Tenby South Wales with the loss of the entire crew. Three of the crew are buried at the small war graves cemetery at Carew CherIton. The aircraft was attempting to land at RAF Carew Cheriton. The Lancaster was approximately 300 miles off course from its home base at Holme - on - Spalding Moor.
    The pilot H. E. Dabs was awarded the DFC after the raid.

    Regards

    Deric.

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    Three Stirling's from 75 (NZ) squadron took part in the Mannheim operation.

    Regards,

    Wayne.

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