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    Default RAF Chivenor 03/07/1943

    Hi,

    Any details on a 196 Squadron Wellington that over shot its landing on return from a mining sortie. Wellington HZ532 ZO-T.

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    Default Re: RAF Chivenor 03/07/1943

    Chaz,

    Have you looked at the 196 Sqn ORB? Operating from Chivenor HZ532 was one of four tasked to lay mines off St Nazaire. All aircraft returned and landed safely at Chivenor, but HZ532 crashed on take-off for the return to base.

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    Last edited by Lyffe; 2nd June 2023 at 15:30.

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    Default Re: RAF Chivenor 03/07/1943

    Brian,

    Yes I have, that is why I am asking, would like more info than what's in the 196 ORB.

    Chaz

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    Default Re: RAF Chivenor 03/07/1943

    Few traces of this, but the Lancaster Bombers site,
    Form 78 Movement Cards archive set for Wellingtons by serial
    records
    Wellington X HZ532
    196 Sqd 2.5.43 Authority 1632/9
    Damaged Cat B/FA 3.7.43 Authority 43 Grp/267
    See frame 69 at http://lancasterbombersinfo.ipage.co...ile/index.html
    Cat B damage: Beyond repair on site (i.e.repairable at a Maintenance Unit or at a contractors works)
    I'll leave you to check the various abbreviations.

    Refs
    https://www.lancasterbombers.net and
    http://rafcommands.com/archive/00718.php on RAF damage cats
    Last edited by Don Clark; 2nd June 2023 at 23:28.
    Toujours propos

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