This blogger pays homage to his grandfather, a navigator flying on a Mosquito.
This is his grandfather’s entry for June 6, 1944.
6th June 00:30
DH Mosquito XIII HK534 (A/I Mk.VIII)
Pilot: F/O Scott
Navigator (R): Self
PATROL – Line “BAKER” – OPERATION “NEPTUNE”
The first “D day” patrol covering airborne landings in Normandy. Patrolling in R/T silence, listening out on Hope Cove (Type 16). Completely uneventful – total observations: 4-6 yellow flares; the same boat twice; & slight A/A activity near Guernsey. 5 patrols completed before returning home.
NFT, CINE-GUN & AI EXERCISE III
Crossing contacts with hard evasive by target.
And so my grandfather recorded his part in the invasion of German occupied France 70 years ago today. Whilst clearing out their house after my grandmother passed away last year, I came across a fuller account of Broody’s recollections of D Day which is reproduced below:
“Some time before dusk on 5th. June, we, as duty Flight, fore gathered at our dispersal hut, with little expectation of…
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