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    Hi All,

    I have tried googling and looked through old threads but although there are a few abbreviation lists I cannot find one for CC. The specific abbreviations I was looking for are:

    TR
    DD
    MV (Merchant Vessel?)
    EV (Enemy Vessel?)
    DH

    I think they are all types of enemy vessels/ships.

    Many thanks,

    Russ

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    TR Trawler?
    DD Destroyer?

    DH Direct Hit?

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    Russ, can you give them in context, an example of where you are finding them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussG View Post
    Hi All,

    The specific abbreviations I was looking for are:

    TR
    DD
    MV (Merchant Vessel?)
    EV (Enemy Vessel?)
    DH

    I think they are all types of enemy vessels/ships.

    Russ
    Hi Russ,

    DD - Destroyer, sometimes written as DR
    MV or M/V - Merchant Vessel (or sometimes Motor Vessel)
    EV or E/V - Escort Vessel

    I would guess that TR is indeed Trawler though I haven't actually seen this abbrev. used

    No idea about DH

    Best Regards

    Andy Fletcher
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    Thanks Andy,

    Dennis, they are from a copy of a logbook noting attacks in the Skaggerak and Kattegat, ie.
    'Attacked 2 MV's, 1 DH 2000T' or
    'sighted 1MV, 2EV, 1DD, 1UN (or VN) (Unknown?). Attacked 1MV, 1DH'.

    Now you mention it DH can only mean Direct Hit and TR must be Trawler..

    Thanks very much for your help.

    Russ

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    I think I can help a bit more if you provide date, squadron number and (if possible) aircraft letter.

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    Hi Hugh,

    It was 58 Squadron and the attacks cited were in Halifax J 'JP299' and H 'JP238.

    Cheers,

    Russ

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    But what is the date ?

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    10th and 17 March 1945 respectively....

    Cheers

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    Hello,

    Halifax JP238 - 58 Sqn.?

    All the squadrons were kept busy during the rest of the month (Iune 1944), with supply drops to agents . No.624 squadron received a commendation from General Eaker for its work carried out in May. At take-off that night, the 15th/16th (June 1944), twelve of the Halifaxes had got airborne when P/O Bryden's JP238 swung near the end of the runway, clipped a No.36 Squadron Wellington and crashed. The aircraft burst into flames and was completely destroyed; Bryden and five others of the crew escaped with burns and injuries but Sgt Small (RCAF)*, the rear gunner was fatally injured.

    See:
    Flights of the Forgotten
    Merrick,K.A.
    London:Arms and Armour,1989.
    pp.117-8.

    * R/200870 F/Sgt (Air Gnr.) David Loren SMALL RCAF. Buried Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria.

    Col.
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