Saturday, 7 June 2014

D-Day +1

From S/L Niven's logbook for 7.6.44 flying MK862, MK960 & ML412

05.40 Alto stratus 10/10 9000' & 9/10 cumulus 1500'- 4000'. Battleships shooting at 190 dive bombers as we arrived. Chased 2 which passed over us at 8000' - couldn't catch. Chased several others. Like "good old days". Cumulus cleared 10m inland. 190's had long noses?
14.45 Weather much improved. Normal routine patrol. No activity in air. Caen in flames.
19.00 No cloud, but hazy. Smoke from Caen - 6000' & big blaze S of aerodrome. Warships bombarding Le Havre area. No joy!

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