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Old 23rd July 2010, 03:07
Michael Turner Michael Turner is offline
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RAF Air Raid on Munich, Germany on Nov, 8, 1940

Hello:

I am trying to find out what squadrons and their associated aircraft took part in the bombing of the Munich Beer Hall that Adolf Hitler was supposed to be speaking at or attending a function there on the night of November 8, 1940 and were there any losses?.

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Old 23rd July 2010, 19:34
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Re: RAF Air Raid on Munich, Germany on Nov, 8, 1940

Good afternoon Michael !

There is no specific note to a raid to Munich in Martin Middlebrooks book "The Bomber Command War Diaries" for that night whilst Bill Chorley's book "RAF Bomber Command Losses - 1939-1940" reports two Hampden I losses on opration for Munich of No. 83 Sdn and No. 144 Sqn.

Both aircraft were abandoned by the crew over UK by obviously mechanical trouble. No injuries of both crews were reported. Interesting thematic.

Hope this helps.

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Old 27th July 2010, 19:32
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Re: RAF Air Raid on Munich, Germany on Nov, 8, 1940

Hi Horst:

Thank you for your reply and information, I'll try and do a search of those two squadrons that you mentioned about to see if I can learn more about this raid.

Michael
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Old 28th July 2010, 15:43
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Re: RAF Air Raid on Munich, Germany on Nov, 8, 1940

Are you confusing with a later raid by Mosquito's to interrupt Goering?
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Old 28th July 2010, 20:53
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Re: RAF Air Raid on Munich, Germany on Nov, 8, 1940

The railyards at Munich were the real target. That Hitler would hold a speech in town at the same time came as a bonus for the RAF to have a say as well.

Found http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.ph...2682133/8.html and also
http://www.ltmrecordings.com/bombercommand2notes.html (see under 3).

It appears that some 30-50 Wellingtons and Hampdens took part, including No. 75 Squadron according NZETC.Org.

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Old 3rd August 2010, 22:19
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Re: RAF Air Raid on Munich, Germany on Nov, 8, 1940

Thank you Leendert and to all that replied to my posting. Leendert: Great links that you gave, I am going through them now on my lunch break!! Still trying to find out what squadrons were involved besides the ones that have been mentioned.

Thank you again.

Michael
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