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    Default Operation Jane, 162 Squadron in January 1946

    Hello,

    In January 1946, 162 Squadron (Transport Command) took part in some kind of transport operation called "Op. Jane".
    Is there anyone, who knows what this was?

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    Hello Håkan,

    Found this:
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    On 16th September 1945, F/O Phillips and F/O 'Dick' Sergeant crashed into high ground near Dortmund, Germany, one of the dropping points for 'Operation Jane', and both were killed.
    'Jane' was a famous strip cartoon character in the Daily Mirror newspaper, she was a beautiful girl whose daily cartoon activities nearly always ended in Jane being in a scantily clad predicament of some sort. She was an idol of the WWII troops and to maintain Army moral, 'newspaper drops' to various troop locations were added to the Diplomatic Mail deliveries being made by Mosquitos, from Blackbushe. These drops were made at low level and were called 'Operation Jane'.
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    Hello Bruce!

    Thanks for the quick reply! Much appreciated!

    Best wishes/Håkan
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    Hello,

    Actual date of loss was 16 August, 1945. No.162 Sqn Mosquito B.25 KB674. Flew into high ground 9m SSE of Detmold, BZG.

    http://airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txt

    and ...

    https://www.cwgc.org/search-for-war-...sualty/1475741

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 13th February 2018 at 13:10.

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