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Friday, June 25, 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)

Thur June 25/42
10th trip

Took off from Base at 2339 hrs with own crew and aircraft.
Target Bremen which is in Northern Germany.
This was another of those 1000 aircraft raid going in we saw many of our own aircraft. Dropped our own load of incendaries by T.R. as visibility was very poor with 10/10 clouds from Eng coast to target Full moon. Landed at Base at 0505 hrs Every thing O.K.
Heavy flak over target
All from here returned safely one of our boys got a 1.10 M.E.

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