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    Default RAF missions over Central France on August 1944

    Bonjour,
    Please I would like to know the day and night missions occurred by Royal Air Force (especialy Mosquito units) other central France, in the area of the cities of Blois- Châteauroux – Bourges – Issoudun (just South the river Loire):

    • 7-8 August 1944
    • 8-9 August 1944

    Any detail would be greatly appreciated.
    All the best.
    Philippe

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    Hi Philippe,

    According to Bomber Command War Diaries by Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt. On the 7 August 1944 25 Lancaster’s and 2 Mosquitos went to bomb U-Boat pens at Lorient but were recalled without bombing, one Wellington flew an RCM mission.
    7/8 August
    1,019 aircraft attacked five aiming points in front of Allied troops in Normandy area, 4 Mosquitos attacked Coulommiers airfields 48 RCM sorties, 11 Mosquitos on patrols, 29 aircraft on minelaying off Brest and 6 aircraft on Resistance operations.

    8 August 202 aircraft attacked oil storage dump at Forest De Chantilly. 78 aircraft including 20 Mosquitos attacked flying bomb sites.

    8/9 August 180 aircraft including 10 Mosquitos attacked storage dumps at Aire-sur-Lys and Forest de Lucheux. 34 Mosquitos to Koln 11 RCM, 18 Mosquitos on patrol, 24 aircraft minelaying off Brittany and 15 aircraft on Resistance operations.

    Regards,

    John.

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    Thank you very much indeed John,

    Your help is very important.

    At least I just found one railsation attacked (bombed) on the evening of 8 August 1944, 40 km South Vierzon ..

    Thank you
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    Philippe

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    What about 2 TAF ops - medium bombers?

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