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Old 15th January 2014, 15:06
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other sources for RAF start/landing times?

Hello all,

As not all ORB's of RAF Bomber Command bombers contain start and/or landing times, can anyone point me to other sources? I have seen the ORB of RAF Stations but I have no idea whether such data has been enclosed.

Any help is much appreciated ! All the best,

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Re: other sources for RAF start/landing times?

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The Record of Activity should depend on the F540 compiler but having been one in the past, it all depends on the compiler (F540 for RAF Akrotiri for Greek-Turkish troublesin the 70s just noted an increase of air activity; for a BofB station, for one month it just said 'We have had a busy month'). Watch Office logs were also meant to be a record but they have been destroyed over the years. Sadly, unlike Flugbuch, as you well know, RAF logbooks do not record times
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Re: other sources for RAF start/landing times?

Hello Chris,

Not quite the reply hoped for but better this clear disappointment than chasing a phantom...
Thank you for your fast and kind help!
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Re: other sources for RAF start/landing times?

Hi Marcel,

the sad fact is that a lot of useful (to researchers today) RAF wartime records were destroyed and have not been preserved, meaning that when a preserved record is inadequate there is often no other source to turn to...

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