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    Default 16 Sep 1944 ships bombed in Holland ?

    On 16 September 1944 No 331 (N) Sqn is on a bombing mission. According to the ORB several ships/barges are hit at the "CETAY (?) CANAL joining harbour." Direct hits observed.

    As this is during the re-grouping of German forces just before OPERATION MARKET GARDEN, I wondered if these barges carried German troops.

    Would anyone be able to share light on this event?

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    Hello Mikkel
    The ORB for 132 Wing has no more details.
    It just states that 108 sorties by the 4 squadrons were flown. The 7 bombing operations carried out were very successful. Much FLAK was experienced but no aircraft were damaged.
    I have the ORB's for all 4 squadrons.
    At 1325 hrs 12 A/C from 127S took of on a bombing mission (road and rail target at D.5621)
    On the return they spotted a large concentration of troups on the quay side at TERNEUZEN harbour. Also there were 40 to 50 barges at the quay side, 3 barges leaving the harbour and 4 ships of approx 1500 tons west towards FLUSHING. G.C.C. acted immediatly on this information and several squadrons of Typhoons & Sptifires were sent to attack the target.
    127S attacked the target at 1700 hrs led by W/C Berg & G/Cap Morris.

    66S did not attack any targets in this area. The undertook 3 operations in the Boulogne, Dunkirk & Cap Gris Nez area.

    I have not included the details from the 2 Norwegian squadrons as I am sure you have their ORB's.
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    Andy

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    Thanks Andy,
    yes my information is from the Nowegian sqn ORB's. I am looking for any information confirming troop losses on the German side as a consequence of these attacks.

    Mikkel
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