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.


FEBRUARY 1944




11/02/1944




13/02/1944









MARCH 1944



03/03/1944



21/03/1944








 




APRIL 1944





 1/04/1944










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








AUGUST 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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