This history is chronological so “Flying Log Books” may not be in sequence.
Massingham that is mentioned is actually Great Massingham airfield the No. 342 “Groupe Lorraine” (Free French) Squadron was based at Great Massingham from July 1943 – September 1943 hence the transfer below to Hartford Bridge renamed Blackbushe, which is what Dad always spoke about and visited when he returned in the 80s.
Original “Observer’s and Gunner’s Flying Log Book” image at the bottom of the page!
Mois de septembre
SUMMARY for September Days Flying = 9.05
Unit …. 342 Sq. “Lorraine”
Date. 30 September 1943
Signed and stamped….. M Lanzy (not sure of spelling) O.C “B” Flight
…… O/C 342 Sqd.
FRENCH: Changement de base Massingham a Hartford Bridge
TRANSLATION: Transferred from Massingham to Hartford Bridge
Great Massingham Airfield: Information coming soon…
Hartford Bridge Airfield renamed Blackbushe: Information coming soon…
BOSTON IIIA AIRCRAFT: Information coming soon…
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