RAF Form 441. Approximately 28 x 43.5cm (opened out) x 2. Document relating to a daylight Bomber Command raid to the German city of Koblenz, by a Halifax crew of 158 Squadron on 29th December 1944. This was part of two raids on railway yards in Koblenz, which was significant in serving the Ardennes battlefront. 192 aircraft raid comprised of 162 Halifaxes, 22 Lancasters and 8 Mosquitoes of 4 & 8 Groups attacked the Mosel yards, and 85 Lancasters of 3 Group attacked the yards at Luitzel, north of the city. It names the aircraft captain, Flight Lieutenant William McLennan (DFC, 158314) and Navigator, Pilot Officer Eric Geoffrey Huband (DFC, 184967), gives the weather forecast and details the flight from take off at RAF Lissett at 1114hrs, sighting of the target at 1500hrs, bombs being dropped at 1503hrs, before landing at base at 1713hrs. Numerous entries and checks are recorded throughout. 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 P23593.
2 sheets plus map.