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Sunday, June 06, 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)

Sat June 6/42
Eighth trip.

Took off from Base with own crew and A/C at 2340 hrs
Bomb-load:- Incendaries
Target:- Emden on the Northern coast of Germany a shipping town centre.
Crossed by way of Dutch coast, arrived over target when my turret went completely U.S. got a fair reception. Not many search lights, saw a new type of firing power by Jerry. It consisted of red, blue, green bubble like lights which seemed to hang in the air.
Vis. good no cloud over target no moon Landed at base 0400 hrs

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