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    Hi all,

    I am interested in squadrons taking part in gardening operations during night 18/19 June 1942.
    According to Middlebrook+Everitt - The BC War Diaries 65 aircfat took part, 1 Hampden was lost.

    I know that the lost Hampden was of 408 Sq + 9 others so I am interested in the other 55.

    Also the target is given as Lorient and Frisian Islands.
    Target of 408 Sq was Lorient, what about the others?

    I will be thankful just for the squadron number at least, the rest I can check in the ORB preview.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    I can get you to Group level (from the Night Raid Report) as follows:

    1 Group: 19 (Wellington) to Frisian Islands
    3 Group: 30 (15 Wellington / 15 Stirling)to Frisian Islands
    5 Group: 6 (Lancaster) to Frisian Islands
    5 Group: 10 (Hamden) to Lorient
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    Hi Pete,
    thank you very much indeed!
    For my purpose it would be enough exactly as you have noted it down on Group Level.

    Pavel
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    Pavel,
    According to Groups` ORBs, you have the following squadrons operationg that night over Frisian Islands & Lorient:
    - 1 Group: 12 Sqn - 1 a/c, 103 Sqn - 6 a/c, 460 Sqn - 12 a/c;
    - 3 Group: 15 Sqn - 4 a/c, 115 Sqn - 4 a/c, 149 Sqn - 2 a/c, 156 Sqn - 4 a/c, 214 Sqn - 6 a/c, 218 Sqn - 3 a/c, 419 Sqn - 7 a/c;
    - 5 Group: 61 Sqn - 6 a/c, 408 Sqn - 10 a/c.

    Regards,
    Greg
    Last edited by Grexx; 14th December 2018 at 20:30. Reason: .

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    Greg, thank you for additional info, much appreciated.

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