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    Default Controller's Aircraft

    I am looking for the aircraft flown by the Controller, W/C John Woodroffe, on the missions to Konigsberg on 26/27th August 1944 and 29/30th August 1944. I have been through the ORBs for all squadrons involved on the raids and he is not mentioned.

    I am aware that the controllers were not allocated to a particular squadron but to 54 Base in 5 Group.

    The controller would have completed a comprehensive report on the raid but his activities appear not to show up in a simple ORB.

    The lack of this information probably means that many of the records for the number of aircraft on a raid are one or maybe two aircraft light - I am thinking especially of the Bomber Command War Diaries which was compiled mainly from ORBs

    Any information gratefully received

    ATB Mike

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    Hi Mike

    These raids appear to have been carried out by Coningsby and Metheringham but neither ORB mentions the aircraft or crews involved. There is also nothing obvious in the 54 Base ORB either.

    Malcolm

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