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    Hello !

    Do you know if when a crew was missing, this last ops was counted as done ??

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    Not that I've seen to date Alain.
    Some Canadian adjutants actually listed each of the missing crew member's op. tally (not including the missing op) in the monthly summaries, a nice touch for us researchers!
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    Hi Alain,

    as far as I know not. It was mentioned for example that he went missing on his 20th sortie but on his account he has only 19. It is comfirms by the freshman crews - when got missing on the first sortie - they have 0.

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    Hi Alain,

    Check out this thread from an earlier discussion. A sortie wasn't counted if the aircraft crashed on takeoff or return for official statistical purposes, so perhaps the same rule was applied to mission counts.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7568&highlight=counting+sorties
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    Thank you !!

    And if a crew came back without releasing his load over the target due to technical problems or bad weather or icing, was it counted ??

    Alain

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    [QUOTE=alain charpentier;54909
    Quote removed. Read the sticky.
    Ross
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    I cant remember where I saw it (it was in an ORB but cant recall which) of a crew who reached the target but didnt bomb, the pilot and one other (bomb aimer maybe) were noted as not to be credited with the operation but the rest of the crew did - I cant remember the reason but think it was along the lines of the bomb release "not working" but when they got back it was checked and found to be in perfect working order. It struck me as very odd at the time.

    Alistair

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