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by Aplomado
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: RAF Stranra'er: Feb 1944
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

Re: RAF Stranra'er: Feb 1944

Thanks Alan on the Ingolstadt question. I suspected as much. I have seen some Ger. web sites that seem to say that the RAF was everywhere, all the time. I'm glad the Allies decided on the 'round the clock' plan. Did the British have a special committee that provided target info and industrial evalua...
by Aplomado
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Stirlings near Ipswich, mid Apr, 1944?
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Re: Stirlings near Ipswich, mid Apr, 1944?

So no Stirlings were based in the south during Apr 1944? I just want to be clear on that. Sussex, Kent were not used by Stirling groups at that time? Is there a website that is searchable for RAF Bomber Command missions in WWII? I am interested in targets bombed in Ingolstadt and the vicinity in the...
by Aplomado
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: RAF Stranra'er: Feb 1944
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

Re: RAF Stranra'er: Feb 1944

Anybody know anything about the 2 bases in Loch Ryan? Probably not Short Stirlings-- one's Sunderlands and other is aerial gunnery(?)... I really would like a description of the officers quarters at Castle Kennedy. My father wrote glowingly of the trans-Atlantic hospitality/camaraderie he enjoyed on...
by Aplomado
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Stirlings near Ipswich, mid Apr, 1944?
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Re: Stirlings near Ipswich, mid Apr, 1944?

Thanks Alan for your response. If RAF Stradishall was the active Stirling base in the area at that time, I am inclined to rethink this narrative. Given the lack of specifics in dad's note, I have taken a conservative perspective and decided a couple of things: 1. assume the event actually happened. ...
by Aplomado
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: RAF Stranra'er: Feb 1944
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

RAF Stranra'er: Feb 1944

The Leininger crew was a replacement 8th USAAF B-24 crew. They had delivered a new B-24H via the southern route to Watton in Norfolk during early Feb 1944 and were ordered to N. Ireland for theater training. They and a few other crews traveled by train to S. W. Scotland to the port of Stranra'er on ...
by Aplomado
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Stirlings near Ipswich, mid Apr, 1944?
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Stirlings near Ipswich, mid Apr, 1944?

Thank you for accepting me as a new member. I cannot say that I will be able to contribute more to this forum than I shall take from it. My connection to WWII was my father, who flew with the 8th USAAF out of Hethel during Apr/May 1944. He was a navigator in B-24s and flew 19 missions with the Leini...