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    Does anyone have the route for the first raid on Hanover on the night of the 5th / 6th January 1945?.

    Your usual help would be much appreciated

    Regards

    Pete
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    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Hi Pete

    I'll take a look. I recently took photos of those route plans included for the 1945 raids, up at Kew. The post-raid reports didn't all contain route plans but I'll have a look.

    Ian


    Edit: ps - Got it (and the plan for the second raid that night).
    Unfortunately I've mislaid your email address. If you could provide it again I can send you both pics. I didn't photograph the raid report itself, but the plans show the routes used.

    ian DOT hunt29 AT btinternet DOT com
    Last edited by ianh; 1st January 2019 at 18:47.

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    Hi Pete:

    Hannover (1st Attack): 54 00 N, 05 00 E - 53 05 N, 07 00 E - 52 50 N, 09 10 E - Hannover - 51 50 N, 09 12 E - 52 20 N, 07 05 E - 52 10 N, 04 20 E - Southwald

    Hannover (2nd Attack): 53 15 N, 05 00 E - 52 50 N, 07 00 E - 52 50 N, 09 10 E - Hannover - 52 05 N, 09 28 E - 51 48 N, 07 40 E - 52 40 N, 04 35 E - Cromer

    (Source: TNA AIR 14/3745)

    In case it's relevant, 35 Squadron Lancaster PB343 crashed along the outward route to the target, near the end of the leg between 52 50 N, 07 00 E and 52 50 N, 09 10 E.

    Cheers

    Rod

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    There you go, Pete. Rod does the writing, I do the pictures!

    :)

    Ian

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    Thanks, as always, for your help; it is very much appreciated

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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