16 Squadron Beaufighter Camera Photographs 1944

 16 Squadron received their Beaufighters in January 1944. After intensive training, the squadron started with operations on 5 February 1944.




MARCH 1944




APRIL 1944


MAY 1944

JUNE 1944

1 June 1944

SS Gertrude flying a balloon with a Destroyer in back ground

SS Gertrude

SS Gertrude attacked by Lt Richards


Destroyer being attacked (not sure if part of this convoy)

SS Gertrude?


30 June 1944 Attack on 150 t and 100 t Caiques in ASTAKOS, Greece

Astakos today, Google Earth

View over pier

Buildings identified from historical photographs with Google images letters A - R

JULY 1944


13 August 1944 Attack on SS CAGLIARI, PARENZO harbour, Yugoslavia.

Now called POREC in Croatia.

MORNING attack, 4 aircraft

AFTERNOON attack, 4 aircraft

Google earth image

14 August 1944

Hotel Excelsior today

17 August 1944 (Attack on St. Petrovo)

After doing some research with Google Earth it was discovered that actually the marshalling yards at the town of Nova Gradiska was attacked and not St. Petrvo. St. Petrovo is 11 Km West of Nova Gradiska and hens the navigators made an error.

flight path Biferno tp Nova Gradiska

11 Km difference in registerd target and real target.

target area as on Google Earth. (NOVA GRADISKA)

Identified features from war photographs

Camera shot A with marked features

Camera shot B with marked features

Station building today, Google earth picture

Bridge today

Side building today

17 August 1944

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