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  • Creator is exactly "H G Adams"

Describes attack by 236 Lancaster of 5 Group on port facilities and two aircraft to attack two pocket battleships anchored off the port. Gives a detailed description of attack on ship which was hit with three of their ten bombs.

Page from Herbert Adam's flying logbook for September 1944 on 467 Squadron with his first eight operations.

List of 29 operations as navigator on Lancaster of 467 Squadron between 10 September 1044 and 16 January 1945. Includes comments on each sortie with bomb load, flight times, fighters seen, weather, anti-aircraft fire, aircraft shot down.

Describes operations by Bomber Command and USAAF aircraft to Hamburg from 24 to 28 July 1943. Mentions it was the first firestorm and the use of Window. Writes that the next firestorm was Darmstadt on September 11 1944. Mentions subsequent firestorms…

Two versions of document. Provides some comments on 5 Group operations with its own markers and master bombers. Mentions Guy Gibson being killed on their 5th operation. States that between 23 September 1944 and 3 March 1945 5 Group made 10 attacks on…

Briefly describes his crew's first operation to Le Havre after being on the squadron for 3 days. Had few problems apart from losing an engine. Did the next 21 operations with the same aircraft (D-Dog) but they were told that it was written off while…

Writes about cricket unofficial test matches and playing himself. Describes being roped in as part of the corporal's team and getting top score and bowling. Goes on to describe other matches he played in Lincoln. Concludes mentioning going to the…


Catches up with news from home and exchanges banter. Mentions that his crew have finally arrived at an operational station and after a few local area trips completed their first operation to France.
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Thanks her for parcel with cake and tea. Writes of driving to friends in London and having problems with his car on the return. mentions flying to Germany to view bomb damage. Saw Duren, Dusseldorf, Dortmund-Ems canal, Aachen, Cologne, Essen,…

Writes that they are still going well and hope to finish their tour before Christmas. Mentions upcoming leave and that a fellow Australian had finished his tour successfully. Sadly another of his friends crew who shared their hut were missing after…

Writes that the weather was cool and windy an that he had done a couple more operations and now had twelve to finish. Mentions recent night out with navigators and other crews at local pub. Comments on rivalry with another crew to see who got into…

Writes that the weather had been bad and he had only done one more operation. Mentions playing crib. bridge and going to cinema in Lincoln. Comments that there were problems of getting mail from Australia. Catches up with news of friends including…

Writes he is currently on a few days leave in London and describes activities. Mention meeting old friend at the boomerang club who was on Sunderlands in Coastal Command.
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Writes that they had been busy and been to Germany three nights out of last four. Had now done eight operations and had no trouble so far. Says he had had a lot of mail in the last few days and talks of other correspondence. Catches up with news of…


Writes he started flying at new unit, did dinghy drill in Nottingham. One of crew bought a car for £25, as an operational crew they are allowed to get petrol.
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Writes he is now at new station after completing conversion and went on leave in Edinburgh while the rest of his crew went to London. Mentions that his wallet and fountain pen had been stolen while on leave. On the train back someone took his bag…


Writes that they had finished their flying at his location and had now got a weeks leave where he would be gong to Scotland then London. Catches up with mail and news from home.
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Writes that they had been flying every day or night. Thanks her for cakes received and mentions other parcels. Mentions landing away and meeting old acquaintances. Comments that he only has a few trips to do before going on to Lancasters.
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Comments on recently arrived letter from home. Writes of playing crib with his mates and comments on weather at home and in England.
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Comments that it was two years since he joined the service and it had been all training and no action. Says they are filling in time before converting to four engine planes by playing football, parades and some navigation practice. Comments on…

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Comments of father's and his own medical issues. Writes that he bought a bicycle which was ideal to get around the station. Says that virtually everyone has a bike and they are difficult to come by. Comments that he had about finished ground school…


Writes of recent good weather, lectures and plans to go swimming. mentions that most of the chaps who came over with him have been split up now into different groups. Catches up with news of friends.
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Comments on rain back at home and mentions just getting back from leave in London. Describes activities while on leave including theatre, visiting boomerang club. historic places and dinner. Also mention visiting Taplow to see friends.
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Catches up with mail received. Mentions they had finished OTU and expected to go to conversion unit for Halifax and Lancaster in a few weeks. Says they were all pleased with results of their course on Wellington. He had received above average as a…

Writes that it was a great day and believes they were on the way to finishing the war. Writes of news from home and that they would be busy in their farm. Concludes with news of recently arrived cake and mentions letters he plans to send.
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