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LT  Pete BIDDICK

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Comments1: CRASH LANDED IN SCOTLAND ON RJUKAN MISSION

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MEMO 1:

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LT PETE BIDDICK P

In Lt Col John Bennett's book "Letters from England" he mentions a Lt Pete Biddick who filled in as a pilot on Crew 41 on the Novemeber 16th 1943 mission to Rjukan, Norway to bomb the German Heavy water plant.  Lt Col Bennett had asked Biddick to fill in on a crew because he was a pilot short for the mission and told Pete this would be a "Milk Run".  Just as they reached Norway, Lt Biddick's plane was hit by flak from German Patrol boats.  He left formation with No 3 engine smoking and dropped his bombs in the North Sea.  He then feathered No 3 engine and headed for Scotland.  He landed safely in Scotland.  His co-pilot reported that all Pete had to say about the mission was "Milk Run!--those dirty bastards"

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