Our first operation 02/08/1944 by daylight on Trossy, near the target it was impressive to see so many Lancasters getting ever closer to each other. We were at three levels but it was frightening to see aircraft above us with the bomb doors open. I had to make the pilot move the aircraft over or we would have had bombs through our wings. Apart from this the raid was successful with no losses. The following day we had another raid on Trossy with 372 aircraft and this time 5 were lost, at least two due to bombs throught the wings.
On 5th August 1944 went to Saint Leu d'Esserent with 249 aircraft and no losses.
Ron Biggs (15th November 2007)
Pleased that red TI on target,These were always the first to go down and green TIs were used to correct the aiming point on the controllers instructions It appears they were not needed. The trip was all 5 Group a/c and we came from Dunholm Lodge just North of Lincoln with 207 Sqdn
Ron Biggs (15th September 2008)
Ron Biggs standing inside the entrance to the caves in Saint Leu
(supplied by Ron Biggs)
Following an exposition held in Lamorlaye in 1993 at which I was given a poster by those who organised it, I was extremely pleased to receive an e-mail from Robert Biggs, son of Ron Biggs. Indeed, Ron Biggs took part in the bombing raids over Trossy and Saint Leu d'Esserent. Below are some of the documents he has shared with me.