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Hornchurch Offensive by Richard Smith

Hornchurch Offensive by Richard Smith

Author:Richard Smith
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: HISTORY / Military / World War II
ISBN: 9781909166738
Publisher: Grub Street Publishing
Published: 2008-09-21T16:00:00+00:00


On 31st August, the Wing was airborne at 6.41 am, to act as ‘high cover’ to a force of 36 Marauders who were to bomb targets at Lille and Veuderville. Led by Squadron Leader Gonay, the Wing escorted the bombers until they reached the target area. The bombers were then attacked by 10 to 12 FW190s. The Wing dived down and claimed the following:

Flight Lieutenant Mason, No. 129 Squadron

1 FW190

Destroyed

Flying Officer Rushwaldy DFM, No. 129

1 FW190

Destroyed

Pilot Officer Bradshaw, No. 129

1 FW190

Destroyed



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