DZ ‘Harry 41’ SOE

Dropping Zone of the mission ‘Harry 41’ (Special Operations Executive)

The night of 27 to 28 July 1944, 2 Albemarles aircraft of 297 Squadron, 38 Group (P1400 and P1460) flew the mission ‘Harry 41’ to drop supplies on a DZ in Mayenne Department France.

Albemarle “K” P1400 Mk. 1.
Squadron Leader Emblem L.D. (British) Pilot
Flight Lieutenant Slipper A.W. (British) Navigator
Flight Lieutenant Bullivant B. (British) Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Pilot Officer Brook D.A (British) Air Gunner
Flying Officer Pickard D. (British) Air Bomber
Flight Sergeant Braybrooke F.H.A (British) Passenger

Albemarle “O” P1460 Mk. 1.
Pilot Officer Richards D.M. (British) Pilot
Flying Officer Reitzner A.R. (British) Navigator
Flight Sergeant Howells M.S. (British) Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Flight Sergeant Ward J.E. (British) Air Gunner
Flight Sergeant Webster L.G.J. (British) Air Bomber

P1460 successfuly dropped 6 containers and 1 pannier on the DZ.

The coordinates of the Dropping Zone of the mission ‘Harry 41’ (47 48 27N 00 13 06W) was a field in the town of Parcé-sur-Sarthe in Mayenne Department France.

To be confirmed:
The supplies could probably have been dropped for the 2 Jedburgh Teams Gavin and Guy (Special Operations Executive) who had been dropped in Mayenne and who moved after in Ille-et-Vilaine Department France?

SOE RF – Codes of Operations (extract of the map of France)
KEW HS7/249 & KEW HS7/251 – SOE RH

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