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ORB's

Post by AlanW » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:31 am

Following a request to put my ORB details on the forum, here is my current list (on disc) for some who may need information from them.

22sqdn SAAF, Apr 44 to Feb 45.
23sqdn, Complete.
35sqdn, Jan 44 to Dec 45.
44sqdn, Jan 42 to Dec 44.
50sqdn, Complete.
57sqdn, Jan 42 to Dec 43.
61sqdn, Complete.
76sqdn, Jan 44 to July 46.
83sqdn, Complete.
97sqdn, Temporarily displaced somewhere :(
106sqdn, Jan 41 to Dec 42.
115sqdn, Jan to Dec 44.
138sqdn, Aug 41 to Dec 44.
142sqdn, May 40 to March 44.
149sqdn, Complete.
156sqdn, Feb 42 to Dec 44.
158sqdn, Feb 42 to Dec 43.
161sqdn, Complete.
166sqdn, Complete.
195sqdn, Complete.
204sqdn, Jan 40 to Dec 43.
296sqdn, Jan 42 to Dec 46.
407sqdn, May 41 to Dec 42.
514sqdn, July 44 to Aug 45.
576sqdn, Complete.
582sqdn, Apr 44 to May 45.
625sqdn, Oct 43 to Oct 45.
617sqdn, Complete.
635sqdn, Complete.

With thanks to those, who have swapped ORB's with me, or simply donated them.
The above list is nothing, compared with the "pre disc copies (paper) for which i have literally thousands that make up partial ORB's, in the attic, for a further 60 + squadrons, along side Esc/Ev files, War Crime files etc.
There is no paralell in warfare, to such courage and determination in the face of danger, over so long a period. Such devotion, should never be forgotten.

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Re: ORB's

Post by smudgersmith218 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:50 pm

Gents,

Following on from Alans post,

No.3 Group Documents.

Squadron Operational Records Books.

No.7 Squadron No.57 Squadron No.138 Squadron
No.9 Squadron No.75(NZ) Squadron No.161 Squadron
No.15 Squadron No.90 Squadron No.186 Squadron
No.37 Squadron No.99 Squadron No.195 Squadron
No.38 Squadron No.101 Squadron No.196 Squadron
No.40 Squadron No.115 Squadron No.199 Squadron
No.214 Squadron No.419 Squadron No.514 Squadron No.109 Squadron
No.215 Squadron No.620 Squadron No.192 Squadron
No.218 Squadron No.622 Squadron No.218 (Gold Coast)
No.311 (Czech) Squadron No.623 Squadron


R.A.F Bomber Command Combat Reports (Air 50)

Air 50 Combat Reports from 1940-1945. Almost every Bomber Command Squadron.


No.3 Group HQ Monthly Summary
No.3 Group HQ Monthly Summaries 1939-1945
No.3 Group Monthly Operations

Break down of squadrons sorties.

Heavy Conversion Units and Lancaster Finishing Schools.

No.1651 CU No.3 L.F.S
No.1657 CU No.1678 Con Flight
No.1665 CU No.1653 CU

Station Records ( in bold complete)

RAF Downham Market RAF Marham RAF Oakington
RAF Tuddenham RAF Woolfox Lodge RAF Chedburgh
RAF Mildenhall RAF Wratting Common RAF Lakenheath
RAF Witchford RAF Methwold RAF Stradishall
RAF West Wickham RAF Little Snoring RAF Ridgewell
RAF Feltwell RAF Foulsham RAF East Wretham
RAF Waterbeach RAF Newmarket RAF Mepal


RAF Bomber Command Night Raid Reports

RAF Bomber Command Night Raid Reports 1941-1945.

RAF Bomber Command Loss Cards


A.M Form 87 Movement Cards

Avro Lancaster Short Stirling Vickers Wellington
A.W Whitley H.P.Halifax Avro Manchester
H.P Hampden


A.M Form 1180 Accident Cards

Avro Lancaster Short Stirling Vickers Wellington
A.W Whitley H.P.Halifax Avro Manchester
H.P Hampden


Escape & Evasion Reports
267 Reports to date


K Reports
53 Reports to date

Bomber Comand Daylight Raid Interception & Tactics (Air 14).

As above 1944-1945

Summary of RAF Bomber Command Aircraft Damaged on Day & Night Raids (Air 14)

As above 1944-1945

Day Bomb Raid Sheets (Air 14)

As above 1944-1945.

No.3 Group Form E Reports
August 1940 - December 1940
January 1941-June 1941
July 1941- December 1941
January 1942 - May 1942


No.3 Group HQ Raid Appendices (Air25)

1939 - 1945

(On Going)

Details on operations, number of a/c, routes, time over target etc.


BASE Stations
No.31 1943-1945
No.32 1943-1945
No.33 1943-1945

Operational Training Units
No.12 OTU
No.15 OTU
No.21 OTU
No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron 1918-1945
The Nomads

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Re: ORB's

Post by K4KittyCrew » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:34 am

That's great news, gents. Research documentation is the backbone of this forum / site. We are appreciative to be be able to draw on such a wealth of information, when required.
Thank you.
John
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Re: ORB's

Post by Mary » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:18 pm

Can anyone help with ORBs for 196 Squadron Operation Doomsday please?
There's a lot of interest in LK147 crew in particular and any to put it in context would be useful.

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Re: ORB's

Post by Hercules ds690 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:56 pm

Hi,

Can anybody help?

I'm trying to locate the East Wretham Station ORBs for June, July & August 1943 as I'm researching the loss of a 115 Squadron Lancaster.

Any assistance would be very much appreciated.

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Re: ORB's

Post by K4KittyCrew » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:04 am

Hello Hercules ds690 and welcome to the forum,
I've brought this post back up to see if any members who may have missed this post, can help you. I know Alan has mention some earlier dates but other members maybe able to assist.
Cheers,
John
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Re: ORB's

Post by neil40 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:07 pm

AlanW wrote:Following a request to put my ORB details on the forum, here is my current list (on disc) for some who may need information from them.

61sqdn, Complete.

With thanks to those, who have swapped ORB's with me, or simply donated them.
The above list is nothing, compared with the "pre disc copies (paper) for which i have literally thousands that make up partial ORB's, in the attic, for a further 60 + squadrons, along side Esc/Ev files, War Crime files etc.
Alan - I think it is you who is on the Facebook Bomber Command group, recommended to me by Chris Keltie.

I am researching the career of my Uncle William Edwin "Ted" Grantham who was in 61 Squadron with (and on many raids with) Bill North.
My Uncle came from 1661 HCU and whilst I am currently depending on copies of pages from his Navigators Log book, it seems they trained together.
First mention of my Uncle is at No 29 ATU on 3/10/1943 in Wellington BK212
They fly together at 1661 HCU from 4/2/1944 to 12/3/1944 - 14 logs in various Stirlings
They then go to No 5 LFS Syerston from 23/3/1944 to 1/4/1944, presumably for Lancaster conversion?
Finally, on to 61 squadron at Skellingthorpe from 7/4/1944 through to their fateful mission on 7/7/1944 to St Leu d'Esserent (had flown on 5/7 to same target with Bill North)

My question is, how might I get copy of his ORB, particularly his time at No 61?

Thanks for any advice.
Regards
Neil Grantham.
Researching the crew of Lancaster ND867 (QR-V) 61 Squadron, lost 8th July 1944

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Re: ORB's

Post by AlanW » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:44 pm

Neil,
Leave it with me, and i'll get back to you when i've got the information together. Can you let me have your email address via a PM here, or message it to me on FB.
Alan.
There is no paralell in warfare, to such courage and determination in the face of danger, over so long a period. Such devotion, should never be forgotten.

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Re: ORB's

Post by redbaron1 » Tue May 08, 2018 10:18 am

Hello
As part of a project to research the names on our village war memorial, I would be very grateful if anyone were able to supply me with copies of the ORB's for 57 Sqn for the period Aug, Sep 1943, and 630 Sqn for the period Dec 1943, Jan-Mar 1944.
Many thanks
Mike

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