11th June 00:35
DH Mosquito XIII MM558 ME-E (A/I Mk.VIII)
Pilot: F/O Scott
Navigator (R): Self
PATROL – Fighter Direction Tender 216
Patrolling Lisieux: Falaise: Vire: St-Lô: Cherbourg area. Much activity – largely apparently friendly stuff bombing Hun targets. 5 bogies – 4 Lancasters & a Mitchell.
NFT & CINE-GUN
Cloud at 200ft again & rain below.
The image below shows the area of this evening’s patrol. The nearest point (Cherbourg) is some 105 miles (as the crow flies) from RAF Zeals, and the total area of the French land mass covered is approximately 2200 miles2!