418 Association Info
Aircraft and Bases
Photos, Blogs, Links
|418 Association Info|
|Aircraft and Bases|
|Photos, Blogs, Links|
Official documents and logs of the missions of 418 Squadron during WWII
ORB: Operations Record Book
-- The Operations Record Book was an official record of the activities of a squadron during WWII. Each entry (usually daily) was a brief summary of the operations carried out by the Squadron for that day (or night). Most often a junior officer was charged with writing this account however all ranks sometimes had a part in writing this important record. The information entered in an ORB was often a bare summary of the operations carried out by each crew after they returned from a mission.
Each mission entry should (but did not always) include the following information:
- Aircraft Type,
- Aircraft Serial Number or Squadron Call Letter - the call letters for 418 were prefixed TH followed by another letter (A through Z) / Identification codes of aircraft
- Bomb/armament load,
- Crew names with registration/tag numbers, Crew Position
- Mission Date(s), duration of flight/mission
- ment load,
- Any notes related to the mission, such as any problems encountered, equipment failures, etc.
This is an ongoing project: 418 Squadron was involved in many campaigns.
[ Date: Mon Dec 17 11:50:33 MST 2012 Author: cliff IP: 18.104.22.168 ]