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Old 26th August 2018, 16:50
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Siren Tour Mosquitoes 5 March 1945

Hello,

perhaps anyone can tell me the attacked targets of the Siren Tour Mossies of 5 March 1945. The Squadrons should be No. 139 and 162.

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Old 26th August 2018, 23:07
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Re: Siren Tour Mosquitoes 5 March 1945

Chorley BCL vol 6 has one 139 Sqn loss for the 5/6 March '45.
Op: Berlin, a/c crashed on return.

Everitt & Middlebrook's BC War Diaries has,
Chemnitz
760 a/c. 498 Lancaster's, 256 Halifaxes, 6 Mosquitoes - to continue Operation Thunderclap.
Bohlen
248 Lancaster's & 10 Mosquitoes of 5 Group attacked the synthetic-oil refinery.

Minor Ops - 75 Mosquitoes to Berlin, 15 to Gelsenkirchen & 36 in small numbers to 6 other targets.
52 RCM sorties, 27 Mosquito patrols.
5 a/c lost.
2 Mosquito Bombers from the Berlin raid. 1 Mosquito from the small raid on Hallendorf. 2 RCM ( 1 Halifax, 1 Stirling) the latter believed s/d by American AA over France.

Mosquito Sqdn losses were:
109 - 1- Hallendorf.
139 - 1( as noted above).
515 - 1 - Bomber Support.
606 - 1 - Berlin.

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Re: Siren Tour Mosquitoes 5 March 1945

The siren tour was as follows

Kiel-Lübeck-Hamburg-Hannover

139 Sqn 3 Mosquitos
162 Sqn 2 Mosquitos

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Re: Siren Tour Mosquitoes 5 March 1945

Alex, thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I already have this information.

Martin, thanks also. But I look for detailed information which targets were exactly attacked.

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Re: Siren Tour Mosquitoes 5 March 1945

139 Sqn ORB Cloud cover over all targets, good H2S runs made

It's not going to get any better than that, dropping 1 x 500 lb bomb on each city by H2S over cloud. The purpose of the siren tour was to keep the defences and cities awake, not to hit a particular objective.

It does not indicate to the contrary, therefore have to assume each crew believed they dropped a bomb on each of the targets


162 Sqn ORB Target attacked - all dropped on Kiel on DR, did not go to the other cities. (Night Raid Sheet 05/06.03.45)



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Re: Siren Tour Mosquitoes 5 March 1945

Many thanks again Martin for these helpful information.

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