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    Good grief, I mean JP328....

    Sorry!

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    Halifax J/58 - Captain, F/O Wilmot-Dear - 2355, 10th March 1945 - 58.12 N 11.02 E (Skagerrak). Aircraft on anti-shipping patrol homed on a radar contact and illuminated one M/V, 4/5000 tons, one D.R., two E.V.s and one unidentified vessel, course 180 degrees, 14 knots. J attached the M/V from 4,000 feet with 6 x 500 lb. M.C. [medium casing] bombs, nose plugged, .025 seconds tail delay, spaced 80 feet. Crew estimate first bomb scored a firect hit on the bows as a brilliant white flash seen and mushroom of smoke from the bows as aircraft turned away. (Coastal Command Intelligence Summary, 11th March to 17th March 1945).

    Halifax H/58 - Captain, F/O Wilmot-Dear - 2250, 17th March 1945 - 56.56 N 11.30 E (Kattegat). Aircraft on anti-shipping patrol homed on radar contact, 12 miles, sighted two M/Vs with two E/Vs, course 140 degrees, eight knots and attacked M/V 3,000 tons, droped six x 500-lb M.C. bombs, tail fused, spaced 80 feet, Bombs straddled vessel with one hit on stern. Vessel left smoking (Coastal Command Intelligence Summary, 18th March to 24th March 1945).

    151446 F/O Arthur Thomas Charles Wilmor-Dear, RAFVR, awarded DFC, London Gazette of 24 April 1945, page 2175 (published citation, with 164259 F/O V.G. Watling).

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    Thanks Hugh,

    I am hoping to get the ORB entries shortly myself but thanks for taking the time to sent me the extracts. I think all the abbreviations I needed have been covered.

    Cheers,

    Russ

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    How about:
    MV = Merchant Vessel,
    EV = Escort Vessel
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    Can't think of anything for DR at present.

    Ian


    Doh! I see these have already been suggested. Should've read more carefully. Or gone to Specsavers.
    Last edited by ianh; 24th August 2010 at 13:48.

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    Thanks for that Ian,

    Just for the record I have just got the ORBs for these particular attacks and in this case TR=Transport and not Trawler.

    Thanks for all your help,

    Russ

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    Default Coastal Abbreviations

    I suggest DR most likely stood for Dead Reckoning (as in navigation).

    Keith

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