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Mission Notes: Le Havre

( see map at bottom of screen )

Operation Summary:
311 Lancasters bombed German fortifications and transportation targets.

Planes from 115 Squadron:
22 (6 from A flight, 7 from B flight, 9 from C flight)

Planes lost from 115 Squadron:
None

Johnston’s Plane: KO-T (T.LM 693)

Take-off: 4:07 pm

Landing: 7:30 pm

Round trip time: 3 hrs 23 mins

Bombing Height: 8,000 ft



DIARY NOTES

Location
RAF Bomber Command, 115 Squadron at Witchford, near Ely

Smith - Squadron leader in 115 Squadron at Witchford

Flak - German anti-aircraft fire

Johnny - Peardon, Johnston’s mid-upper gunner

September 6, 1944 (Wednesday)

Operation # 25 - Le Havre

Eleven 1,000 pound and four 500 pound bombs

Flew #2 to S/L Smith this afternoon – very quiet trip – no flak or anything.

Took a spare gunner for Johnny today – he’s got a cold. Flew close formation and I’m all done out tonight.


Le Havre from 8,000 ft

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