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    Default Target of 578 Sqn on 15 of August 1944

    Hello,

    I'm looking afer some information (number of a/c, tailnrs?, take-off time) about the mission of the 578 Sqn on the 15 of August 1944.
    Tirlemont airfield (Belgium) was the target of the squadron that day.
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    Alex.

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    15 August 1944

    Luftwaffe Night-Fighter Airfields.

    1,004 aircraft - 599 Lancasters, 385 Halifaxes, 19 Mosquitos, 1 Lightning attacked 9 airfields in Holland and Belgium in preparation for a renewed night offensive against Germany. Visibility was perfect and all raids were considered successful. 3 Lancsters lost.

    Bomber Command War Diaries - Middlebrook / Everitt.


    Bomber Command losses for 15 August 1944.

    Lancaster III PB358 - 97 Squadron. Target Deelen.

    Lancaster I LM263 - 207 squadron. Target Deelen.

    Lancster X KB749 - 248 Squadron. Target Soesterberg.


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    hi Alex ,

    I don't know if this help you , that same day august 15 1944 the airfield of St-Trond , some 20 km to the east of Tirlemont was bombed by Lancastersf rom 90 Sqdn. Perhaps someone has acces to the ORB from 578 and 90 sqdn.

    Greetings
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    24 a/c from 578 Sq. No take off time mentioned. (578 Squadron Operations 1944-45 Chuck Adams.)

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