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YDorricottAArmy2465v.pdf
A handwritten notebook containing the war diary of A Dorricott from October 1914. He embarks the SS Deseado at Southampton and sails through the Bay of Biscay, past Gibraltar to Malta. They continued with naval escorts to Port Said, through the Suez…

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Arthur Atkins grew up in Melbourne, Australia. As a Boy Scout, he experienced a flight in an aircraft and knew he wanted to be a pilot. He transferred from the army to the Royal Australian Air Force and started pilot training in Australia. He…

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Describes events during a mine laying operation in a Stirling to the Gironde River near Bordeaux. Relates how the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire which damaged the tail and an engine as well as wounding the flight engineer. Describes the…

BGoodmanLSGoodmanLSv1.pdf
Begins with his decision to cease his studies and join the Royal Air Force. Covers recruitment activities and life during initial training including employment as ground gunner while waiting for flying training. Describes basic training on Tiger Moth…

BLillieCFLillieCFv1.pdf
Account of the operation to locate a German submarine and shooting down of a United States Navy PB4Y-1 Liberator by a Ju 88 in February 1944. Author is the nose gunner/bomb aimer and describes the operation, attack by fighters, ditching, escape to…

ASayerT151202.mp3
Tom Sayer was accepted in to the Royal Air Force as an apprentice and began training as a pilot as soon as he was old enough. He trained in the United States and on his return he was detached to Coastal Command. He completed eight operations…

ADeytrikhA160426.mp3
Andrew Deytrikh’s family emigrated from Russia in 1919 and he was born in the Isle of Wight. He grew up in London before being employed in a laboratory testing metals. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1940 and after training as a pilot he joined…

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Jo Lancaster grew up in Cumbria and joined the Air Force as soon as he was able. After training as a pilot he flew a tour of operations with 40 Squadron from RAF Alconbury. He then became an instructor before his second tour flying Lancasters with 12…

ACopeM181127.mp3
Mike is the adopted brother of James (known as Sonny) who was in the Royal Air Force with 460 Squadron. The crew were all English apart from the Australian pilot. James was a wireless operator/mid-upper air gunner. Mike was seven in 1943 when his…

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First five operations on 149 Squadron Stirling, then one operation on 218 Squadron before he Joined 75 Squadron on 16 January 1945. List 15 operations as air gunner on Stirling and Lancaster.

PBanksP15010068.jpg
Aerial vertical photograph showing a coastal town with docks on the coast and a river running through the middle. On the right open water with a breakwater in the top right corner pointing down. Above the river on the four large jetties point into…

PBanksP15010063.jpg
An aerial vertical photograph of a coastline lined with docks and buildings. At the top and inlet with docks and town buildings to its left. Below a peninsular are three docks pointing down and left. A large warship is moored in the bottom dock. Just…

LBriggsDW56124v1.pdf
Donald Briggs served as a flight engineer with 156 Squadron Pathfinders flying Lancasters from RAF Upwood between 27 May 1944 and 31 March 1945. The incomplete log book includes 62 daylight and night time operations to French, German, Dutch and…

LJonesTJ184141v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Sergeant Tom Jones from 17 August 1943 to 27 August 1945. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Served at RAF Mildenhall, RAF Warboys, RAF…

LDawsonSR142531v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Stephen Dawson, covering the period from 11 June 1939 to 30 March 1942. Detailing his flying training, operations and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Southampton, RAF Hastings, RAF Hatfield, RAF Little…

LAnsellHT1893553v1.pdf
The log book covers the training and operational duties of Flight Engineer Sergeant Harry Thomas Ansell, from 14 April 1944 to 24 May 1945. He trained at RAF Torquay, RAF St Athan, RAF Stockport and was stationed at RAF Wigsley, RAF Syerston, RAF…

PHouriganM18030043.jpg
Target photograph of Camaret-sur-Mer. Coast line with base of breakwater with small boats clearly visible. Upper part of photograph open country, many craters, lower right more industrialised. Centre partially obscured by smoke and dust. Captioned…

PHouriganM18030055.jpg
Target photograph of La Pallice. Port area, breakwaters, quays, docks and roads clearly visible. some smoke and disturbed water from bomb explosions. Captioned '5°F', '5B', '2282 SKELL.19.8.44//8" 11000' [arrow] 220° 0909 LA PALLICE…

PHouriganM18030069.jpg
Target photograph of Camaret-sur-Mer. Port area with quays a breakwater and moored boats clearly visible. Roads and industrial area lower right. In open country on left, many craters visible. Disturbed water from a bomb explosion. Captioned '8°F',…

PHouriganM18030091.jpg
Target photograph of Camaret-sur-Mer. Area of land visible mainly rural with many craters. Captioned '8°F', '5B', '2571 SKELL.5.9.44//8" 8000' [arrow] 280° 2002 BREST"C".T.2X1900.11X1000.C18secs.F/O HARROP.P.50.'. On the reverse '[underlined] F/O…

PHouriganM18030142.jpg
Target photograph of La Pallice. Partially obscured by smoke and dust but basin, docks, lock, quays, road pattern and industrial buildings all visible. Captioned '5°F', '5B', '2342 SKELL.19.8.1944//8" 10000' [arrow] 000° 0913. LA PALLICE…

PHouriganM18030150.jpg
Target photograph of Brest. Port area, breakwaters, quays roads and buildings clearly visible. Bomb explosions in water. Captioned ' 3° F', '5B', '2075 SKELL.14.8.44.//.8" 15500' [arrow] 305° 2021. BREST 'B' RD.Q.11X100.4X500.C.33secs.P/O…

PHouriganM18010031.jpg
Target photograph of La Pallice. Port area, bomb explosions on land and water, breakwaters, quays, docks and port installations all visible. Captioned '5°F', '7B', '2301 SKELL.19.8.1944//8" 12000' [arrow] 250° 0909 LA PALLICE…

PHouriganM18010063.jpg
Target photograph of La Pallice. Port area, partially obscured by cloud, smoke and dust. Breakwaters, docks, quays, industrial installations and lock gates all clearly visible. Disturbed water from bomb explosions also visible. Captioned '5°F',…
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