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    Default Air 14/3360-3368 Day Bombing Sheets

    Middlebrook and Everitt, in the Bomber Command War Diaries reference the "Day Bombing Sheets", (Air 14/3360-3368). I cannot find a reference for these in the National Archives. Has anyone come across these in their research? I am looking for something similar to the "Night Raid Reports"

    Jim

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    Jim,

    They're certainly in the TNA catalogue.

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...=Air+14%2F3368

    Dave

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    Thanks Dave: Helpful as always! Middlebrook and Everitt have a different document title, hence my difficulty in finding them. Do you happen to know if they contain the save level of detail as the "Night Raid Reports"?

    Jim

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    I have a handful of day operations that my dad completed and am interested in obtaining the Day Bombing Sheets for these if anyone has access. These would include Air 14/3367-14/3368. The operations include: Bottrop, Sept 27, 1944; Bergen Oct 4, 1944; Gelsenkirchen, Nov 6, 1944; Munster Nov 18, 1944; Mainz Feb 27, 1945; Mannheim, Mar 1, 1945; Cologne Mar 2, 1945; Mathias Stinnes Mar 24, 1945; Hannover Mar 25, 1945.

    Also, would the "raid and tactics reports" be useful for these operations?

    Thanks in advance.

    Edit: I should add that I already have a lot of information on these, however, Bomber Command's take on the success of these raids would be the "icing on the cake", so to speak.

    Jim
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    Jim

    Is this what you are looking for: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ails/r/C590460
    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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    Thanks PeteT but more specifically these two:

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ails/r/C590467

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    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ails/r/C590468

    It will be some time before I get to Kew and in any event, it is closed right now because of this Pandemic.

    So if anyone has any of the specific pages pertaining to the above listed ops, I would be grateful!

    Jim

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    Jim I have them and copied them into the dropbox folder for you. Don’t get too excited about it, they have nowhere near the detail the Night Raid Reports have.
    Cheers
    Last edited by David Wallace; 27th March 2020 at 18:30.

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    Many thanks David. I shall look for them. I shall forward you my “Missives” for Oberhausen, November 1/2, 1944, Düsseldorf, November 2/3 1944 and Bochum, November 4/5, 1944. I shall be interested in any suggestions you might have. Also look at the endnotes for these as there is additional information there.

    I’m currently working on Gelsenkirchen, November 6, 1944, hence my interest in the Day raid reports.

    Jim

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    David Wallace

    Is there anything in the sheets to help answer the question in http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...d-March-1945)?

    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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    David: I sent the dates in question off to Pete. As you mentioned, they are pretty thin on details!

    Jim

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