On Monday 08 September 1941, a member of the 90 Sqdn, Flying Officer D A A Romans, took off from Polebrook 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 9:15.
He flew with a B-17 Flying Fortress (type I, serial AN525, code WP-D).
Campaign report of the USAAF:
Campaign report of the RAF:
More favourable weather brought an increase in operational tempo during the early part of September. 140 aircraft were despatched to Brest during the night of the 3rd/4th, but were recalled due to deteriorating weather. However, 53 aircraft failed to receive the signal and continued the mission, bombing the estimated position of German warships through a smoke-screen with little success. The heaviest raid on Berlin to date was flown during the night of the 7th/8th when 197 aircraft (Wellingtons, Hampdens, Whitleys, Stirlings, Halifaxes and Manchesters) attacked the German capital. Fifteen aircraft were lost. The daylight career of No 90 Squadron and its Fortresses was brought to a halt less than two months after it had started, the type having had little success in the high-altitude daylight role since its first operation in early July.
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