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    Default Master Bomber required Boulogne 17th September 1944

    Hi,

    Looking for the M/B of the Boulogne September 17th 1944, in particular A.P2 and A.P 3

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    Steve

    No 35 Squadron ORB shows DFEC Dean as "Long Master Bomber" for A/P 5, 3, 2 and 4; DB Everett is shown as "Master Bomber" with LD Leicester as "Deputy Master Bomber" but not sure which aiming point(s)

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    AP 3 - Master Bomber was W/C DM Walbourn, 582 Squadron, H-Hour was 11.35. Walbourn was hit by flak over the target.
    AP 2 - Master Bomber was S/L NS Mingard, 582 Squadron, H-Hour was 12.05. Both the Master Bomber and the Deputy Master Bomber were also hit by flak over the target.
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    David

    Do you have any information about Everett's A/P?.

    Also, I have not come across the term "Long Master Bomber" before. Does this mean co-coordinating all the attacks?

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    David,

    Thank you yet again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Wallace View Post
    AP 3 - Master Bomber was W/C DM Walbourn, 582 Squadron, H-Hour was 11.35. Walbourn was hit by flak over the target.
    AP 2 - Master Bomber was S/L NS Mingard, 582 Squadron, H-Hour was 12.05. Both the Master Bomber and the Deputy Master Bomber were also hit by flak over the target.
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    Pete
    Everett's timings put him as Master Bomber on AP 5.
    Long Stop Master Bombers seem to be used on attacks that had multiple aiming points in close proximity and were co-ordinated with the armies on the ground. They show up on attacks on German positions surrounding a fortress like Le Havre, Boulogne and Calais that were surrounded by Allied troops. The German garrison at Boulogne surrendered soon after the attack on the 17th, Le Havre had surrendered shortly after the attack on Sept.11 while Calais surrendered soon after the attacks on Sept. 28.
    The orders for the attacks on Calais on Sept 26th outline the Long Stop's role. "A LONG STOP MASTER WILL BE PRESENT THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD OF ALL ATTACKS AND MAY DROP YELLOW SMOKE BOMBS TO DRAW ATTENTION TO ANY BOMBS OR T.I.'S WHICH HE CONSIDERS DANGEROUSLY NEAR OUR OWN TROOPS."
    I believe the use of a Long Stop was the result of the fallout after an operation in the Caen area in which 14 Canadian troops were killed in a quarry by Bomber Command bombs on August 14th.
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    David

    Thanks for your informative response; much appreciated

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