Cape Griz Nez (Gun Positions)
26 Sep 1944 - Vic Grimmett
460 Squadron RAAF

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Cape Griz Nez (gun positions) F2 (PB471)
26 Sep 1944 at 12:08 hours, 9,500 feet.
Bomb Load 13 x 1,000, 4 x 500.
Perfect weather, bomb from 9,500 feet.
Good prang, Nil defences.

722 aircraft - 388 Lancasters, 289 Halifaxes, 45 Mosquitoes - carried out 2 separate raids.  531 aircraft were dispatched to 4 targets at Cape Griz Nez and 191 aircraft to 3 targets near Calais.  Accurate and concentrated bombing was observed at all targets.  2 lancasters lost.

 

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