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Thursday, July 29, 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)

Wed July 29/42
20th trip

Took off from Base in own air craft and with own crew at approx 1145
Target Saarbrucken. had to cross France to reach target above 10/10 clouds Full moon Saw plenty of air craft, but were our own. Target was a cinch very little opposition
landed at approx 420 AM
We lost one Air craft in this do all told there were nine reported missing
No enemy air craft were encountered by us.

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