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    Hello. On Oct 15/16,1944 F/O Kerr from 415 Squadron had an engine catch fire on return. They were directed and landed safely at Carnaby according to the ORB. The bomb camera photo indicates the film was processed at Lissett. Does this make sense? I would of thought it would be processed where they landed.

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    If they landed at Carnaby I doubt they had the facilities there to process films, most customers at Carnaby had more pressing worries. Lisset was only 5 miles down the road so that would make sense.

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    Agree with PNK. Carnaby (and the others) had more facilities for scraping wreckage off the runways (and a big SSQ!) than for the niceties of bomb cameras. Almost every night the Fire Section and SSQ must have wondered just what they were going to get to cope with in the small hours!
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    Thanks for the input. It also seems that if they landed at a USAAF base, the film was processed back at home base.
    Richard

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