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    Was the term "Cookie" simply a colloquial term used by aircrew or was it actually RAF Code-term for the High Capacity 4,000 lb bomb? While on the subject which "Groups/squadrons" carried the 8,000 lb and 12,000 lb bombs and were these still be used late December 1944? There were reports of a very large explosion during the raid to Scholven, December 29, 1944 and as this may not be from an oil storage tank, could it have been the explosion of a a very large bomb?

    Edit: The night raid report for the night clearly indicates that all HC bombs were 4,000 lb cookies, so that answers my second question.

    Jim
    Last edited by JDCAVE; 3rd February 2021 at 20:55.

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    Jim,

    No.3 Group was using both 8000 pounder and the 12,000 pounder up until the end of the war .

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    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
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    Cookie and Blockbuster were both unofficial terms for the HC Bombs - but of course fairly widely used.

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    Thanks. That was my suspicion as well and 3-Group was not on the Scholven raid.

    Jim

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