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During the first phase most bombs fell in the sea and the deepest penetration inland was only 1 5 miles, but Flight Lieu­ tenant Lewis3 destroyed a Ju-88 . During the second attack Flying Officer Roediger4 and Flying Officer G. R. Houston each shot down a Ju-88, L. Brooks. 47998 RAF. 456 Sq n and test pilot duties Royal Aircraft Establishment. Famborough. RAP aircraft apprentice; of East Dereham and F kenham . Norfolk, Eng; b. Itolt. Norfolk, 22 Oct 1920. 1 Sqn Ldr C . a • Gp Capt K. MacD. Hampshire.

Killed in action 5 Jun 1944. • F-Lt T. H. McGovern, DFC, 4 16269. 532, 195 and 181 Sqns RAF. Clerk; of Victor Harbor, SA; b. Adelaide, 25 Nov 192 1 . 1 F -O A . E. Roberts, 409775; 164 Sqn RAF. Clerk; o f Middle Park, Vic; b . Collingwood, Vic, 25 May 1918. Killed in action 6 Jun 1944. 34 June P R E PARATIONS FOR A S S AU L T O N N . W. EURO P E company with No. 602, direct hits were gained on the "Wurzburg" ap­ paratus at Arromanches. Flight Lieutenant P. V. McDade led the Aus­ tralians on 2nd June against the "Hoarding" at Cap Gris Nez and although this was a failure, much better results were obtained two days later at Cap de la Heve near Le Havre.

CHATEAUDUN A N c • A. () B. E Complet�/y destroYed Severely damaged EB C. Minor damage o D. Not altacked Attacks on enemy airfields hangar on Montaudran aerodrome. F. crews brought back photographs clearly showing the aiming p oint in relation to their bombs, many of which had been fitted with delayed-action fuses to pre­ vent speedy repairs to the airfield itself. The enthusiastic claims of the men engaged on this raid were borne out by daylight photographs which showed that main buildings in the three aircraft factories were heavily Apr-June 21 C A M PAIGN AGAI N S T A I R F I E L D S damaged and three hangars and some aircraft had also been destroyed.

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