Peenemunde Raid, 17/18 August 1943

Coming up to the anniversary of the famous raid on Hitler’s V1 weapon site, we started thinking about what we have in the Archive which is related to this night. It was not difficult to come up with three items, all in Special Collections.

Arthur Orchard

The three aircrew concerned were Arthur Orchard, a gunner with 156 Squadron; Dudley Archer, a navigator, flying with 35 Squadron; and Clement Boyce, the Senior Air Staff Officer for the Pathfinders, who flew as second pilot with one of 97 Squadron’s best crews, that of Squadron Leader Rodley.

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