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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

An RCAF Flight Sergeant's Diary

From "My Diary of Ops" - the notebook of Flight Sergeant E. Burnett, 419 Squadron R.C.A.F.
(part of a series)

Tues June 2/42
Sixth trip.

Took off from Base 2320 hrs. with our own crew and A/C also one extra passenger our 2nd dicky (pilot)
Target:- St Nazaire off the French coast. ran into a little opposition of flak and search lights just East of Cherbourg and also half way accross france
Dropped two mines into sea as ordered returned to base at 0530 hrs.
Visibility was good. No cloud, full Moon, which I didn't like?

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