433 Squadron (RCAF) 6 Group Skipton-on-Swale

Walter Henry Powell Flight Book, Feb., 1945 - with Simpson Crew

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WHp flight book February 1945

These pages from the Walter Henry Powell Flight book show him taking two flights with another crew, that belonging to Flight Officer Simpson on Feb 25 and 27th. On the 25th the Daily Operations report states..."4 Lancasters from 424 and 433 Squadrons were sent on a Sea Search. All crews returned safely to base, but unsuccessful."

"102 Halifaxes from 408, 415, 420, 425, 426, 427, 429, and 432 Squadrons were joined by 85 Lancasters from 419, 424, 428, 431, 433, and 434 Squadrons on an attack at Mainz. The crews were over the target at between 15,000 and 18,000 feet, releasing 534,000 lbs of high explosives and 891,000 lbs of incendiaries. According to reports, the target was cloud covered, but severe damage was caused." http://www.rcaf.com/6group/Feb45/Feb2745.html