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    Default Duisburg Operation 22 January 1945 - Planned Route

    Bomber Command attacked Duisburg/Bruckhausen Benzol Oil Plant on the evening of 22 January 1945. I am trying to find the route the bombers took from England to Duisburg and back can anyone help.

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    Default Re: Duisburg Operation 22 January 1945 - Planned Route

    Do you know wich squadrons were involved in this attack ?

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    Default Re: Duisburg Operation 22 January 1945 - Planned Route

    As a start point, the loss card for a 1 Group aircraft shows: Base, Reading, 5010N 0130E, 5010N 0330E, 5120N 0520E, Target, 5135N 0650E, 5145N 0640E?, 5135N 0550E, 5100N, 0500E, 5100N 0240E, Orfordness.

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    Default Re: Duisburg Operation 22 January 1945 - Planned Route

    I only know the 1 Group squadrons which made up 128 of the 302 aircraft that took part. The 1 Group Squadrons were 101, 150, 153, 166, 170, 550 and 576. I hope that helps

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    Default Re: Duisburg Operation 22 January 1945 - Planned Route

    Hello ,

    Just a few details , the left the Engish coast at Deal , Eeklo 20 km west of Bruges , Antwerp , Arendonk , Bergeyk 8km east of Valkenswaar ( Holland ) , crossing the German at Kalderkirchen , Krefeld , Target, Dinslaken , Wesel , Kervenheim , Overloon ( Holland ) crossing the Belgian border north of Overpelt , Tessenderlo , Zichem-Scherpenheuvel , Londerzeel , Wetteren , Diksmuide , Base

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    Default Re: Duisburg Operation 22 January 1945 - Planned Route

    From Interception Tactics Report No. 18/45:

    Target:

    BRUCKHAUSEN (Duisburg/Hamborn)

    Group/Type of AC/Sorties/Attacked Target/Missing/ Height (000 ft)/Time over Target:

    1 / Lanc / 130 / 126 / 2 / 13.5-30 / 2000-2014
    3 / Lanc / 130 / 126 / 0 / 18-20 / 1959-2025
    8 / Lanc / 26 / 26 / 0 / 17-19 / 1956-2008
    8 / Mos / 16 / 9 / 0 / 22-30 / 1955-2002

    Routes and Timing Ordered:

    Bruckhausen: Reading - 5010N 0130E - 5010N 0330E - 5124 N 0540 E - Bruckhausen - 5135N 0650E - 5145N 0640E - 5135N 0550E - 5100N 0500E - 5100N 0240E - Orfordness

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