RAF Form 441. Approximately 28 x 43.5cm (opened out) x 2. Document relating to a daylight Bomber Command raid to cut communications behind the German lines in the area around Aachen, Germany, by a Halifax crew of 158 Squadron on 16th November 1944. This was part of a 1188 aircraft raid in advance of attacks by the American 1st & 9th Armies in the area. The dcoument names the aircraft captain Squadron Leader Thomas Lindsey Parry (DFC/bar, 106234), Navigator, Pilot Officer Eric Geoffrey Huband (DFC, 184967), gives the weather forecast and details the flight from take off at 1258hrs to the bomb being fused at 1424hrs, sighting of the target at 1525hrs, bombs being dropped at 1532hrs, returning to base at 1730hrs. Numerous entries and checks are recorded throughout and the sheets. Comes with the section of plotting map used on the raid. The route to and from the target has been marked in pencil with times recorded at various points. Scarce original documents that were actually completed on the bombing raid. Stock code P23587.
2 sheets plus map.