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A vertical aerial photograph of Le Havre during bombing operations. The land is mainly obscured by explosions but breakwaters and docks are visible. Digue Augustin Normand is shown at the top of the image, with Bassin de la Manche and Le Havre port…

PFordTA17030002.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Harqueboc, Le Havre. Street patterns can be seen to the left and top right of the photograph, located north-west of Harfleur. Annotated '1614 MEP 6.9.44// 8” 7,000 [arrow] 128[degrees] 1802 HARQUEBEC. N.11x1000, 4x500…

EBuppingerAWareingJXX09XX-01.pdf
Describes events during an operation to support the Normandy troops when Robert Wareing's aircraft was attached by fighters and set on fire. Four crew members were killed and four baled out. Author and one other evaded with help of French resistance,…

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Map covering south east England and northern France with pencilled route from near Lincoln to Calais area. Annotated 'Op No. 6, 4/6/44'.

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Details of aircraft, captain, navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in red pen. Note top right 'Op No 6'.

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Map showing southern England and the Cherbourg peninsula. Pencilled route from Lincoln area to target south east of Cherbourg. Annotated top right 'Op No. 7, 5/6/44'. On the reverse 'Op 7, eve of D-Day'.

CWittyAR-170323-010023.jpg
Details of aircraft, captain, navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in red pen. Note top right 'Op No 7'.

CWittyAR-170323-010038.jpg
Map showing east England and northern France with pencilled route from Lincoln area to Le Havre. Annotated top 'Op No 12, 14/6/44'.

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Details of navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in red and black pen 'Bombed 4 mins early. Good nav but not much effort made to keep to time. S/C 4 mins early [signature]' 'See me re plotting…

CWittyAR-170323-010041.jpg
Map showing south east England and northern France with pencilled route from Lincoln area to Boulogne. Annotated top middle 'Op No, 13, (Boulogne), 15/6/44'. On the reverse 'Op 13 Boulogne (2cd daylight)'.

CWittyAR-170323-010044.jpg
Details of squadron, aircraft, captain, navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in black pen. Note on top right 'Op No 13 (Boulogne)'.

CWittyAR-170323-010049.jpg
Map showing south east England and northern France with pencilled route from Lincoln area to target between Calais and Boulogne. Annotated top 'Op No 15, 22/6/44'.

CWittyAR-170323-010118.jpg
Details of squadron, aircraft, captain, navigator, date, orders, route and two pages of en-route navigation observations. Note on top right 'Op No. 29 (FROMENTEL).

CWittyAR-170323-010120.jpg
Map showing south east England and Northern France with pencilled route from Lincoln area to Pas de Calais area. Annotated top middle 'Op. No. 30, 31/8/44'. On the reverse 'Op. No. 30 St Riquier, 31/8/44'.

CWittyAR-170323-010122.jpg
Details of squadron, aircraft, captain, navigator, date, orders, route and two pages of en-route navigation observations. Note on top right 'Op No. 30'.

AtkinsAH1501.jpg
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…

AClarkeE150817.mp3
Eric was born in Doncaster and had a difficult childhood. He was attracted by nearby RAF Finningley and decided he wanted to join the RAF when war was imminent. He was registered as an aircraftman second class and trained to be a wireless operator.…

PTomlinR1503.jpg
Ron Tomlin grew up in Birmingham and was an apprentice carpenter before working in a munitions factory. He volunteered for the Air Force at 18, and after training, flew operations as a bomb aimer with 10 Squadron. His aircraft was forced to ditch in…

EGrayHMGray[Wi]440628.pdf
Starts with suggestion that a recent news film of daylight operation to Le Havre, which he was on, gives a good idea of what bombing is like. However as most of his operations were at night he goes on to describe these. Describes emotions and…

EGrayHMGray[Wi]440801.pdf
Starts with thanks for letter number 3 but complains about lack of letters for a couple of days particularly as he had been on operations. Sets up times for future phone calls. Noted that the crew’s original aircraft had been lost while being flown…
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