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Boston III light bombers (British designation for lend-lease Douglas A-20 Havocs) of RAF 88 Squadron at RAF Attlebridge, Norfolk, England, UK, 1941-42.

Caption   Boston III light bombers (British designation for lend-lease Douglas A-20 Havocs) of RAF 88 Squadron at RAF Attlebridge, Norfolk, England, UK, 1941-42. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseRoyal Air Force
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A-20 Havoc   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 8 Feb 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
15 Sep 2017 06:33:26 AM

No.88 (Hong Kong) Squadron arrived at RAF Attlebridge towards the end of July 1941 with its Bristol Blenheim IVs. But already the Blenheim’s operational days were severely numbered and the Squadron was soon re-equipping and training with the new Boston III day bomber. The Bostons were at first treated with suspicion by the crews; as their landing speeds were far higher than the Blenheims and it took pilots some time to adjust. Eventually the crew’s confidence grew and after a period of intensive training in Northern Ireland the Squadron was ready to undertake, by the first week in February 1942, missions against French power stations, airfields, railway yards, and Channel Port docks and shipyards. During the next eight months the Squadron mounted over 300 missions for the loss of just four aircraft – a very fine achievement. At the end of September the Squadron moved to RAF Oulton as Attlerbridge had been allocated to the USAAF for the use of the 319th Bomb Group (equipped with the B-26 Marauder) sent to train for the forthcoming invasion of North Africa.

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WW2-Era Place Name Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Lat/Long 52.6922, 1.1104
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