550 Squadron Navigation Charts

Flight Lieutenant Jim Cassidy, DFC* (RAAF)

Navigation Charts

Navigation charts as completed by F/Lt Cassidy during his tour with 550 Squadron.

Wanne Eickel (Ruhr), 18/11/1944

Target & aircraft: Wanne Eickel (Ruhr), NG251

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Aschaffenburg, 21/11/1944

Target & aircraft: Aschaffenburg, EE139

This was the last operation for EE139/BQ-B, The Phantom of the Ruhr; after 121 operations S/Ldr Caldow grounded the aircraft immediately following the operation as "unfit to fly" (twisted air-frame). According to F/Lt Cassidy: "Willie had to fight hard to control the aircraft the whole way there and the whole way back.".

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Freiburg, 27/11/1944

Target & aircraft: Freiburg, NG336.

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Dresden, 13/02/1945

Target & aircraft: Dresden, NN715.

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Other Charts to Follow

The navigation charts for all the operations in this second tour are available and will be added over time to the online record. The list includes all of the following operations:

End of tour : Total Operational Time 144 hrs 10 mins.