22 January 2011

Saturday 18th January 1941: made special spanner

Warning from 1.49 a.m. to 2.54 a.m. - one machine only. Cold not so severe but still freezing, more snow to-day - from 2 to 3 inches; less dull. Heard a bang followed by warning at 3.8 p.m.; all clear at 4.0 p.m. Only went out to feed Fluffy. Repaired switch of pocket lamp. Took down Magnavox loudspeaker to celluloid varnish the speech coil and former(?). Re-assembled after much difficulty having to make a special spanner. Tested and found O.K. Good job.
On this day: more attacks on Malta, this time concentrating on airfields. (Click map to enlarge)

The airfields of Malta. Note the Safi dispersal strip linking Luqa and Hai Far. From The Air Battle of Malta, HMSO, 1946

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