Thursday, 15 August 2013

Appendix II: Pages from the Squadron's O.R.B. showing Bob's 'War ops'.










Key to 'Details' column:
  • 4000 HC - 4000lb high capacity bombs (known as 'Cookies')
  • 8000 HC - 8000lb high capacity bombs (known as 'Blockbusters')
  • MC - medium capacity bombs
  • 500 & 1000 ANM - 500lb and 1000lb American-made bombs
  • Munroe - propaganda leaflets
  • Smoke Puff Blue - a marker bomb
  • Skymarkers - flares dropped by Pathfinders to mark the target
  • Tracking pulse - the signal used in the GH navigation system

Mepal Jan 1945: refuelling and 'bombing up' for night raid on Krefeld. Note the 4000lb 'cookie' and 500 and 1000lb bombs.

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