Diary June 20, 1943

crew of 9th squadron's Lancaster board their aircraft at Bardney, Lincolnshire
he crew of 9th squadron’s Lancaster board their aircraft at Bardney, Lincolnshire, before taking off the ten-hour Shuttle Raid to Friedrichshafen, one of the longest they would be expected to make.
WW2 War Diary for Sunday, June 20, 1943:

Air War

Germany – FIRST ALLIED SHUTTLE RAID: 60 RAF Lancaster bombers raid Zeppelin (radar) works at Friedrichshafen, then fly on to Algiers. After refuelling and rearming they return home, June 23-24 (bombing Spezia naval base en route).

Sea War

Mediterranean: First of 5 troop convoys leaves the Clyde for Operation Husky. King George VI arrives at Malta aboard HMS Aurora.
Atlantic: British naval anti-submarine ‘Support’ and ‘Escort’ groups supplement Allied air offensive against U-boats in Bay of Biscay.

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