RAF Bomber Command letter re jettisoning of bombs during Ops, c. 1942

RAF Bomber Command letter re jettisoning of bombs during Ops, c. 1942

Code: P27183-62

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Single sheet, typed.  Approximately 17 x 21cm.  Dated 26th June 1942.  A 'Secret' letter sent by the Senior Air Staff Officer at Bomber Command HQ, 3 Group, to RAF Stations Feltwell, Honington, Marham, Mildenhall, Oakington, Stradishall, Tempsford, Waterbeach and Wyton.  It outlines an occasion when no less than five Freshmen Sorties were attempting to jettison bombs on Berners Heath simultaneously causing considerable confusion.  It goes on to state that freshmen crews should be briefed to jettison over the sea instead.  The paper is yellowed and creased with dog-eared edges, some loss of paper and small filing holes.  Annotated and signed in ink.  Stock code P27183-62.