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by BFBSM
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: * Thank You *
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: * Thank You *

George, it has been a pleasure to assist, in my small way.

The pain has been easily controlled with one or two paracetamols. :)
by BFBSM
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Eyes in the sky
Replies: 0
Views: 227

Eyes in the sky

Another interesting read on the Legion Magazine website. https://legionmagazine.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Royal_Air_Force-_France_1939-1940._C1738-768x492.jpg Fairey Battles bombing a German horse-drawn convoy near Dunkirk. Photograph taken from the rear gunner’s position in a Battle as it c...
by BFBSM
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: James Andrew Watson: WW II bomber pilot sacrifices life to save crew
Replies: 0
Views: 241

James Andrew Watson: WW II bomber pilot sacrifices life to save crew

An article from the Legion Magazine website proved extremely interesting to read. https://legionmagazine.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2320010_6.jpg Flight Lieutenant James Andrew Watson of Hamilton, Ont., remained at the controls of his plummeting Lancaster to allow his crew time to bail out. I...
by BFBSM
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Battles
Topic: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942

The links for access to the documents mentioned above are, in order of post: 1. https://www.dropbox.com/s/nhgigdx5v603qrg/Training_for_Operation_Jubilee_Tactics_a.pdf?dl=0 2. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ndoe92hkucvwy33/The_Royal_Air_Force_Combined_Operations.pdf?dl=0 3. https://www.dropbox.com/s/0u18f...
by BFBSM
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Battles
Topic: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942

Thanks, killing now. Will modify later.
by BFBSM
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Battles
Topic: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942
Replies: 5
Views: 484

An Analysis of Factors Affecting the Royal Air Force Contribution to the Raid on Dieppe, 1942

And a third: Link to come. The paper seeks to explain the limited options available to Air Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory when planning the Royal Air Force portion of the combined operation raid on Dieppe in 1942. It proposes that a number of constraining influences, some self-imposed, reduced t...
by BFBSM
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Battles
Topic: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942
Replies: 5
Views: 484

The Royal Air Force, Combined Operations Doctrine and the Raid on Dieppe, 19 August 1942

Another paper coving Operations Jubilee: Link to come. This thesis seeks to examine the use of air power during Operation JUBILEE. In recent revisionist accounts, the role of the Royal Air Force has come in for criticism. Therefore, this thesis seeks to examine why the RAF fought the battle in the m...
by BFBSM
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Battles
Topic: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942

This is an interesting paper on Operation Jubilee and it's preparation: Link to come. Abstract: The disastrous Dieppe Raidof August 1942 has received a great deal of attention from historians sincethe end of the Second World War. This article examines the training given to officers of infantry units...
by BFBSM
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Battles
Topic: The sinking of U-484
Replies: 25
Views: 1672

Re: The sinking of U-484

It would be extremely helpful if the ships' logs were available online. You are right......I think they are the only “major” source that isn’t on line from LAC....Of course not ALL war diaries and Operational Record Books are on line either, but a lot of them.......and Troop ship sailings etc etc I...
by BFBSM
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Battles
Topic: The sinking of U-484
Replies: 25
Views: 1672

Re: The sinking of U-484

It would be extremely helpful if the ships' logs were available online.