On Tuesday 01 October 1940, a member of the 311 Sqdn, an unknown crew member, took off from an unknown RAF station in the United Kingdom. His mission is mentioned elsewhere on Back to Normandy. You can find the other details of this mission by searching here. Training and cargo flights are not seperately mentioned as a mission. The plane left at an unknown time .
He flew with a Avro Anson (type -, serial R9649, code -).
Campaign report of the USAAF:
Campaign report of the RAF:
Blenheims returned to limited attacks against German targets, using cloud cover wherever possible to cover their approach. The anti-shipping patrols with little of note to report and as a consequence, more Blenheims were joining the night raids. These returned to the pattern of July and August with smaller numbers of aircraft being sent to multiple targets. The largest single raids were about 20-30 aircraft against the larger German cities and on two nights, 20th/21st and 24th/25th October, Hamburg was bombed by a number Wellingtons which started 12 and 13 fires respectively although the loss of life was slight. German fighters also started marauding flights, whether intention or not, near Bomber Command airfields as the aircraft were departing for their night's mission. Twice, the first time being on 20th/21st October, Whitleys were caught by German night fighters shortly after take-off and shot down. The night of 15th/16th October marked the final operation by Battles in Bomber Command.
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