This is the top half of the the second page of Joe Townshend's navigation log from the sortie in which his aircraft from No.540 Squadron discovered the Tirpitz off Tromso on 18 October 1941.
This part of the navigator's log shows the flight plan. The overall route comes to 2,154 statute miles, the return leg from Tromso to the Shetlands lasted four hours.
Many thanks to Michael Townshend for sending us this picture. His father, Joe Townshend, was the navigator on this aircraft.
The main details are:
|Sumbro-OPHT||125 miles||30 mins|
|OPHT-65N||350 miles||58 mins|
|65N-Meloy||268 miles||47 mins|
|Meloy-Tromso||164 miles||29 mins|
|Tromso-65N||421 miles||96 mins|
|65N-Shetlands||439 miles||106 mins|