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    Default Reciprocal course bombing error

    Hi guys

    Marshal of the RAF Sir Dermot Boyle once recalled:

    "Very early in the war, a bomber crew [from East Anglia] flew a reciprocal course in error and bombed a West Country seaport in mistake for Germany ........."

    Can anyone put flesh on this incident? Date? Unit involved? The seaport in question?

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    Brian

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    I can't add on this one, but one crew certainly bombed Bassingbourn in error, fortunately very inaccurately. I read that somewhere recently.

    David

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    Thanks David

    I have that one recorded.

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    Brian

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    Hi Brian,

    if I remember well there was a similiar accident somewhere in Scotland in 1941 which was found out when all crews except one reported cloudy weather above target and the last one clear conditions:)

    Unfortunately no more details.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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