Re: German vessel Eckenheim
Posted by: Chris Larsen
Date: May 11, 2004 05:03PM
404 (RCAF) Squadron was part of the attack on Eckenheim. The operation occurred near Haugesund Harbour with our Squadron's leader being Flying Officer Boileau on 21 Oct 44. This mission was in cooperation with 144 (RAF) and 455 (RAAF) Squadrons of Banff Strike Wing.
Our records state that several other vessels were damaged during this action, and that the Norwegian d/s "Vestra" was sunk.
Would anyone here have access to information on other shipping that was lost to strike wing attacks during WW2, partcularly 1944-45? I would be glad to share any info that I have from Squadron records.