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    Default 106 Sqn Gardening 21/22 January 1942

    Does anyone know where 106 Squadron were gardening, I'm researching the loss of Sgt Chantrell.

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    Hello,

    The correct date is 22/23 January, 1942.

    January 1942.

    The first foray into inland Germany for a month took place on the night of 22/23rd, when Munster was the destination for forty-seven aircraft. 106 Squadron meanwhile sent two Hampdens with freshman NCO crews to mine the waters around the Frisians. Sgt Kent took off at 17.30 and returned at 21.20 to report finding fair weather and no cloud in the garden area, and that he had located his drop zone without difficulty and planted his mine in the correct position, Sgt Ellis and crew had taken off at 17.35, never to be seen again, and it has to be assumed that AT146 went into the North Sea.

    RAF Bomber Command Profiles - 106 Squadron.
    Ward,Chris with Herman Bijlard,
    Farsley:Mention The War Ltd.,2016.
    p.56

    Col.
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    Hi, I have tried to check the ORB preview, but unfortunately it is not typed but hanwritten and I am not able to decipher the Gardning area name - it seems to me it would be something around the Frisians but...
    If you want try your luck, here is the link to January 1942: http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ils/r/D8385769

    HTH

    Pavel
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    It says: "Gardening - Nectarine", nectarine being the mining area code name.

    Ian

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    Many thanks for explanation Ian, so I was wrong.

    Pavel
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    Hello,

    Minelaying Area Codes.

    "Nectarines"= Frisian Islands.

    Col.

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    Thanks Colin for de-coding, seems to me the circle has been closed and we are back at your very first reply:-)

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    Thank you all, you are quite correct it was the night of the 22/23, I was trying to do it from memory without looking at my notes. It may be that his body was washed ashore in July of 42 along with the remains of the pilot.

    thanks again to all.

    Daz

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