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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Atlantic Ocean--Bay of Biscay"

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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…

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On top an aerial inclined photograph of a warship inside a dock with moles either side. Title 'Seeking the raider in his lair'.

Underneath an aerial vertical photograph of a coastline lined with dock facilities and buildings running top to bottom.…

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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…

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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…

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…

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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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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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',…

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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…

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Account of training for and carrying out a daylight attack or Scharnhorst in Brest France in May of June probably 1941. Tactics were to use cloud cover but cloud dissipated before target and many aircraft lost. On the reverse part of a diagram of an…

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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…

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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…

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…

LTwellsE171780v1.pdf
Royal Air Force Flying Log Book for Ernie Twells, flight engineer, covering the period from 15 June 1943 to 19 August 1945. Detailing training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at RAF Swinderby, RAF Woodhall Spa, RAF Bramcote,…

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Shows one bomb load for operation. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings. Includes Window, and weights. Shows 5 aircraft in wave 1, six in wave 2 and five in wave 3. On the reverse Mosquito marking points, notes United States…

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Shows one bomb load for operations with a few details. Indicates three squadron aircraft on third wave. Struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed'. On the reverse Mosquito marking tactics and bombing instructions as well as code words.

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Shows a single bomb load for operation with distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as other details. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed'.

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Show two bomb loads for eight and six aircraft respectively. Details preselection settings and weights. On the reverse a diagram and a sketch as well as a list of aircraft and heights.

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Shows three bomb loads for seven, ten and five aircraft respectively. First load contains 1000 pound AMN59 bombs the second 1000 pound AMN65 and the third 1850 and 1500 pound parachute mines. Annotated 'Mining in Gironde'. Details distributor and…
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