05/vii/44 – Patrol off Cherbourg

5th July 02:25
DH Mosquito XIII MM558 ME-E (A/I Mk.VIII)
Pilot: F/O Scot
Navigator (R): Self
PATROL – GCI 15082 (Yardley)
N & S Patrol @ 8,000 ft off E coast of Cherbourg Peninsula. Good weather but no activity whatsoever. Landed Hurn.
3:10

10:15
HURN ~ BASE
Cloud at 900 ft.
0:20

14:15
NFT
Quick check with W/O Hughes.
0:30

ME-E was one of 5 aircraft forced to land at RAF Hurn today due to bad weather at RAF Zeals. During late June and early July, aircraft at 488(NZ) Squadron were forced to land at Hurn after patrols on a fairly regular basis. Hurn is located just to the North of Bournemouth, some 30 miles to the South West of Zeals.

Aerial photograph ofRAF Hurn taken in 1947. (Image Source - Royal Ordnance Survey via Wikipedia)

Aerial photograph of RAF Hurn taken in 1947.
(Image Source – Royal Ordnance Survey via Wikipedia)

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