Bomber Command 5 Group "Raid Cards"

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by David Layne, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Looks like you're right Chris ... I found this ... :)

    BBC - WW2 People's War - A Bedfordshire Bomb Aimer - Part Two
  2. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

  3. CJames

    CJames New Member

    Does anyone know who's signature is on the bottom left of this certificate??

    opts Hamburg.jpg

  4. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Isn't it this guy ??

    Air Chief Marshal Sir Ralph Alexander Cochrane, GBE, KCB, AFC, RAF (24 February 1895–17 December 1977) was a British pilot and Royal Air Force officer, perhaps best known for his role in Operation Chastise–the famous "Dambusters" raid.
  5. CJames

    CJames New Member

    No No bottom left of the photo

    The artist, or one of Cochrane's officers ??

  6. BGood

    BGood New Member

    I have three raid cards from 44sqn Rhodesia on a bomb raid, one signed by an AOC of 5 Grp in 1942, the artist was Pollen, I will upload them when scanner working.
  7. David Layne

    David Layne Active Member

    Excellent, I look forward to seeing them.
  8. BGood

    BGood New Member

    Two Raid card pictures

    Here are the two pictures i have scanned in, both raid cards, one for Genoa and the other Milan (who is the officer signing this one)

    Does anyone have any info on the raids etc, I would be interested to find out more as Jowers is a family friend I am researching and I have most of his information, he was a Flight Engineer on the Lancaster, one of his books is his Engineers notes with handwritten information about the Lancaster on most of the pages. He also had aerial photos of the bombings that took place, ie. Bremen, Paderborn, Wesel, Osnabruck, Nordhausen, to name but a few

    Also can anyone tell me where RAF Strubby was, I cannot find any info on it.

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  9. sniper

    sniper Active Member

    Hi BGood,

    Raf Strubby was
    3 miles SW of Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire. Try pasting this into your internet bar on the top of the page. RAF Strubby airfield
    Good luck with your research


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