The Canal Raids

F/O Peter Hoare Navigator 83 & 106 PFF Squadrons


  Picture courtesy of Peter Hoare

Peter is top right of the photograph with pilot Jim Astbury next in line.
 

Picture courtesy of Peter Hoare

Australian pilot Jim Astbury at the controls .
 

Picture courtesy of Peter Hoare

"Jock", the crew's rear gunner.
 

Peter Hoare flew 5 of his 31 operations against the canals.

With 106 squadron:

4 Nov 44 Dortmund-Ems canal
6 Nov 44 Gravenhorst canal
1 Jan 45 Ladbergen - Dortmund Ems canal   
 

Picture courtesy of Peter Hoare

In this raid of 4th November Peter is misnamed as " T Hoare".
 

Picture courtesy of Peter Hoare

The raid of 6th November was called off after 10 aircraft had bombed.
 

Picture courtesy of Peter Hoare

The daylight attack on January 1st 1945.

With 83 squadron:
20 Feb 45 Dortmund Ems canal
3 Mar 45 Dortmund Ems canal