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    Does anyone have a copy of ORB RAF St Eval. I am looking for Air 28/729, 733, 738 and 739.
    I am trying to find information on 61Sqn operations with Coastal Command for July and August 1942.


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    Default Re: ORB RAF St Eval

    From 61 Sqn ORB the Sqn started Submarine Patrols fro St.Eval on the 17th July 42.
    Hope that helps , a/c serials, crew names and results given.

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    Thanks Alex,

    I am looking specifically for aircraft codes and I have three aircraft which took part in Coastal Command operations from St Eval with missing codes. R5737, R5742 and R5563 and I am hoping to find information or even pictures in the St Eval ORB. I have all the 61 Sqn ORB.

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    Hi Ken

    I have some of the AIR records you listed for St Eval due to my interest in Photo Recce sorties from there.

    Can you give me some dates and times (up/down) for the three aircraft you mention and I can have a look for you?

    Cheers
    Pierre

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    Default Re: ORB RAF St Eval

    Hi Pierre,

    I will send you a PM with the details.

    Ken

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    Default Re: ORB RAF St Eval

    Pierre,

    These are the details with captains name:

    DATE TYPE ACFT CODE T/O LDG TARGET REMARKS PILOT
    18-Jul-42 LANC R5737 QR-? 0640 1730 ANTI SUBMARINE STEWART J G
    20-Jul-42 LANC R5737 QR-? 0850 1810 ANTI SUBMARINE STEWART J G
    23-Jul-42 LANC R5737 QR-? 0810 1820 ANTI SUBMARINE HAYNES O
    25-Jul-42 LANC R5737 QR-? 0720 1705 ANTI SUBMARINE STEWART J G
    19-Aug-42 LANC R5563 QR-? 1153 TANKER ATTACK FAILED SHRINER C P
    20-Aug-42 LANC R5742 QR-? 1050 1905 TANKER ATTACK FORSYTH N D S

    Ken

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    Hi Ken

    PM sent but for the interest of others. please see below. As it wasn't quite as clear cut who the aircraft were as times varied, I've listed all flights for each day so hopefully after some ticking back against the squadron ORB you can locate the codes you are after.

    Date Type Aircraft Time Up Time Down Operation Remark
    18-Jul-42 Lancaster G/61 07h28 16h56 A/S Patrol AP.17
    18-Jul-42 Lancaster H/61 06h26 17h16 A/S Patrol AP.3
    18-Jul-42 Lancaster B/61 06h37 17h28 A/S Patrol AP.4
    18-Jul-42 Lancaster J/61 07H58 18H15 A/S Patrol AP.18
    20-Jul-42 Lancaster A/61 08h35 15h56 A/S Patrol AP.14
    20-Jul-42 Lancaster H/61 08h30 16h53 A/S Patrol AP.13
    20-Jul-42 Lancaster N/61 08h53 18h09 A/S Patrol AP.16
    20-Jul-42 Lancaster R/61 08h50 18h32 A/S Patrol AP.15
    23-Jul-42 Lancaster R/61 08h05 17h10 A/S Patrol AP.12
    23-Jul-42 Lancaster P/61 07h54 17h16 A/S Patrol AP.11
    23-Jul-42 Lancaster E/61 08h31 18h02 A/S Patrol AP.16
    23-Jul-42 Lancaster N/61 08h12 18h20 A/S Patrol AP.13
    23-Jul-42 Lancaster A/61 08h40 18h58 A/S Patrol AP.15
    23-Jul-42 Lancaster J/61 08h25 18h55 A/S Patrol AP.14
    25-Jul-42 Lancaster W/61 07h22 10h37 A/S Patrol AP.15
    25-Jul-42 Lancaster N/61 07h23 16h59 A/S Patrol AP.14
    25-Jul-42 Lancaster G/61 07h25 16h52 A/S Patrol AP.17
    25-Jul-42 Lancaster B/61 07h34 17h06 A/S Patrol AP.16
    25-Jul-42 Lancaster D/61 07h18 18h16 A/S Patrol AP.12
    25-Jul-42 Lancaster V/61 08h55 19h03 A/S Patrol AP.13
    18-Aug-42 Lancaster F/61 06h20 14h50 A/S Patrol AP.10
    18-Aug-42 Lancaster R/61 06h15 15h11 A/S Patrol AP.9
    18-Aug-42 Lancaster D/61 05h55 16h06 A/S Patrol AP.8
    19-Aug-42 Lancaster R/61 08h08 FTR Anti-Shipping Sweep F/Sgt. Haynes and crew
    19-Aug-42 Lancaster J/61 12h15 FTR Anti-Shipping Sweep F/O Searby and crew
    19-Aug-42 Lancaster M/61 11h26 FTR Anti-Shipping Sweep F/Sgt. Shruner and crew
    19-Aug-42 Lancaster A/61 11h07 20h22 Shipping Strike
    19-Aug-42 Lancaster O/61 15h10 21h36 A/S Patrol
    19-Aug-42 Lancaster T/61 14h40 21h00 Shipping Strike
    20-Aug-42 Lancaster B/61 16H40 18H12 Shipping Strike
    20-Aug-42 Lancaster L/61 10h50 20h20 Shipping Strike
    20-Aug-42 Lancaster T/61 11h55 FTR Shipping Strike P/O Harrad and crew

    Kind regards
    Pierre

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    Default Re: ORB RAF St Eval

    Hi Pierre,

    A huge thanks and for the record:

    DATE TYPE ACFT CODE T/O LDG TARGET REMARKS PILOT

    20-Jul-42 LANC R5737 QR-N 0850 1810 ANTI SUBMARINE STEWART J G
    23-Jul-42 LANC R5737 QR-N 0810 1820 ANTI SUBMARINE HAYNES O
    25-Jul-42 LANC R5737 QR-N 0720 1705 ANTI SUBMARINE STEWART J G
    19-Aug-42 LANC R5563 QR-M 1153 TANKER ATTACK FAILED SHRINER C P
    20-Aug-42 LANC R5742 QR-L 1050 1905 TANKER ATTACK FORSYTH N D S

    Ken

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