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Tuesday, July 13, 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)

Mon July 13/42
15th trip

Took off from Base at 0035 with own crew in H
Bomb load:- one 4000 lb bomb.
Target Duisburg on the edge of the Rhur district
Visibility 10/10 clouds thick haze over target. Dropped our bomb visually on town, lit up from flares opposition was fair No enemy a/c encountered returned to Base in very bad visibility at approx 0410 hrs
every body happy?

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