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Warrant Officer Peter Goldie (1373468)

goldie7th April 1945 the attack on “Ijmuiden ” was carried out by 15 Lancasters and 2 Mosquitoes, this was another successful attack sinking ships at Ijmuiden, no aircraft lost.

9th April 1945 the attack on “Hamburg U-Boat Pens” 17 Lancasters carrying Grand Slams and Tallboys bombs were used to destroy the U-Boat pens.

13th April 1945 the attack on “Lutzow Battleship” 34 Lancasters from 9 and 617 squadrons took off for Swinemunde harbour looking for the Prinz Eugen and Lutzow, the attack was aborted due to low cloud over the target area.

15th April 1945 the attack on “Lutzow Battleship” 20 Lancasters from 617 squadron again made for Swinemunde harbour but again the target area was covered by low cloud, and the attack had to be called off.

16th April 1945 the attack on “Lutzow Battleship” 18 Lancasters all from 617 squadron headed once again for Swinemunde, this time the conditions were perfect apart from very heavy flak, all but two aircraft sustained damage plus also the last operation lose of an aircraft. The bombing of the ship was done with Tallboys and 1,000 pounders, the Lutzow had a large hole blown into her below the water line and she sank in shallow water.

19th April 1945 the attack on “Heligoland” 36 Lancasters from 9 and 617 squadrons attacked this coastal battery position with Tallboy bombs, yet again another successful raid.

25th April 1945 The attack on Berchtesgarden. Hitlers “EAGLES NEST” chalet and local SS barracks. A force of 359 Lancasters and 16 Mosquitoes took part in the raid of which 16 Lancasters came from 617 squadron, this was the last raid in which the Tallboys bomb was used. Mist and snow made the attack very difficult but the bombing was accurate and effective.

Logbook Entries and Documentation

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2th November 1944 the attack on the “Tirpitz Battleship”

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25th April 1945 The attack on Berchtesgarden

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Document AIR 27/2128

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My thanks to Tom Goldie for the above photographs