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    Default Bomber Command Ops 24.6.44

    BCWD lists that 321 aircraft (200 Halifax, 106 Lancaster, 15 Mosquito) 0f 1, 4, 6 & 8 group attacked 3 Flying bomb sites.
    Has anyone got more information regarding the identities and locations of the targets?

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    Default june 24,1944

    Andy: 6 Group sent 99 Hali's to Bonnetot.

    Richard

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    Hi Andy
    Chorley BCL Vol 5 lists several Flying Bomb sites as the planned target for several losses on that night. They will not all be for the Gps that you mention. 617 Sqn attacked Wizernes with tallboys. Then he mentions Coubronne,l'Hey, Les Heyons, Flers, Pommerval,Prouville, Rimeaux, and Ruisseauville
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    Hi,
    Can confirm Prouville, according to 50sqdn ORB

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    No. 4 Group sent 100 Halifaxes to Le Grand Rossignol (158 Sqn - 23)

    Source: Lissett Ops Order 129

    Cheers

    Eddie

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    The flying bomb sites were usually referred to as "constructional works" in the ORBs I have and 109 Squadron did Oboe marking on that date for these "constructional works" targets with zero hours indicated:
    Day
    Bonnetot 17:00 (5 Oboe Mosquitoes from 105 & 109 Sdns. + 99 Heavies)
    Noyelle en Chausse 17:15 (5 Oboe Mosquitoes from 105 & 109 Sdns. + 99 Heavies)
    Les Hayons 17:30 (5 Oboe Mosquitoes from 105 & 109 Sdns. + 100 Heavies)
    Night
    Rimeux 23:55 (5 Oboe Mosquitoes from 105 & 109 Sdns. + 98 Heavies)
    Prouville 00:15 (5 Oboe Mosquitoes from 105 & 109 Sdns. + 88 Heavies)
    Le Grande Rossignol 00:30 (5 Oboe Mosquitoes from 105 & 109 Sdns. + 102 Heavies)
    Middel Straete 01:25 (5 Oboe Mosquitoes from 105 & 109 Sdns. + 80 Heavies)
    Bamieres 01:45 (5 Oboe Mosquitoes from 105 & 109 Sdns. + 104 Heavies)
    Flers 03:15 (5 Oboe Mosquitoes from 105 & 109 Sdns. + 99 Heavies)

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    Dave Wallace
    Last edited by David Wallace; 17th December 2008 at 03:01. Reason: adding number of heavy bombers

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    Default June 24/25,1944

    The 6 Group sent 38 Lanc's and 65 Hali's on the night op to Bamieres.
    Richard

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    hello,

    Andy, can you make sure that you mean the daylight raid on 24th June 1944 ? I can confirm the daylight targets as given by David, especially Bonnetot in the Abbeville area, by the Canadians of No. 6 Group, as mentionned by Richard. I've picked up a picture taken this raid on the web, somewhere.

    The other targets were bombed at night, and there were raids during the nights 23/24 and 24/25.

    For Rimeux, this was the only raid on this target. It's the "birthplace" of my friend Hugues Chevalier' family (mother side) and the whole place was heavily damaged.

    Joss

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    Andy

    78 Squadron sent 20 crews to bomb the v weapon site at Noyelle en Chausse. There was one early return and it was the first daylight operation of the war for the Squadron. Marking was reported as good and the raid appeared to be very accurate. All crews returned safely.

    Daz
    Last edited by 78SqnHistory; 17th December 2008 at 13:24. Reason: spelling mistake

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    Default June 24,1944 Bonnetot.

    Joss I sent you a strike photo of Bonnetot. Let me know if it arrived.

    Richard

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