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Lists 35 successful operational sorties between 7 November 1941 and 15 November 1942.

Covers period 28 January 1944 to 4 February 1944. Lists units for long range bombers, long range recce, fighter bomber, twin engine fighters, tactical recce and coastal. Followed by short note of disposition of fighters on western front. Follows a…

List of thirty-three operations with record of aircraft, take off and landing times and pilot.

Includes biographic details, service history and account of last operation for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Completed 111 operations on three squadrons, took part in Cologne 1000 bomber operation. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross twice.…

Top left - extract from Ned Sparkes's log book between 3 August 1944 and 25 August 1944 with operations to Foret de Nieppe, St Leu-d'Esserent and Brest.
Right - document titled "The Reckoning". Giving details of bomber commands sorties, aircraft and…

Top - explanatory note explaining that our crews contributed to D-Day.
Top left - newspaper cutting providing account of plan for attack on Merville battery including saturation bombing by Lancasters and ground attack. Goes on with account of actual…

Top - extract from Ned Sparkes's log book from 22 April 1944 to 11 May 1944 with operations to Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe, Essen, Somain. St Ghislane and St-Valery and Boulogne.
Underneath - six short documents with accounts of these six operations…

Target photograph of coastline and Batterie Oldenburg and Batterie Waldam. Port of Calais is just to bottom of the photograph Bomb explosions, smoke and target markers obscure the target. The beach is visible with many obstructions. Two Halifax III…

Target photograph of bombs exploding and obscuring target. Many bomb craters on the right side of image. Captioned 'DRF 10.9.44//7" 10000 > 108.1707.Alvis 2, M.9x1000.4x500.C. 27 secs. F/O Wilson G.462'.

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Lists 34 operations between 28 May 1944 and 19 September 1944. 467 Squadron RAAF. On last sortie noted that Wing Commander Gibson VC was master bomber and was killed on return flight. In addition first operation was in Lancaster R5868 which is now in…

Describes the introduction of Halifax into service with associated problems. Mentions first operations to Le Havre. Goes on to describe engine and gun turret upgrades as well as other modifications. Continues with introduction of Mk 3. and Mk 6…

Article including b/w photograph of damage to E-boat pens. Explains that successful result with low allied casualties at le Havre was result of good coordination between the RAF and the army. Describes elements of coordination.

Article - Allied aircraft for the loss of two planes dropped more than 10,000 tons of bombs on Le Havre. Enabled ground troops to to win port after brief attack. effect on defenders and praise for accuracy of bombing.

Description of battles for Le Havre and generally in northern France. Mentions surrender leaflet drops along channel coast. Canadians entre Zeebrugge, Americans in Brittany. Other war news from the continent and map of battle area.

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Reports that Londoners and people in the home counties heard the battle of Le Havre, 140 miles from London. Was particularly loud on south coast. Describes the sound of battle.

Explains might of allied air fleets unleashed for final battles of Havre, the channel ports and the Siegfried line. Bomber command Lancasters dropped over 1000 tons of bombs on Le Havre. German commander rejected surrender ultimatum.

Article includes target photograph of dock area with smoke and explanatory text - Round the area of the Bassin du Commerce at Le Havre, explains level of damage assessed.

Short article states Lancasters dropped more that 1500 tons of bombs on Havre after the Germans rejected latest surrender ultimatum. Also attacks on Emden.

Reconnaissance photograph showing cratered landscape with caption explaining that this was part of fortress area of Le Havre after the RAF's 5,000 ton daylight attack.

Briefly describes 1000 RAF Lancaster and Halifax opened assault on Havre.

1:200,000 scale double sided map, Germany on one side, northern France on the other.

Map of northern France showing surrounded pocket with their backs to the French coast, in French and English suggesting that as they are surrounded they should surrender.

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List of operations from July 1941 until September 1943 for 15 Squadron, 1651 HCU at RAF Waterbeach and 214 Squadron at various airfields. Note at bottom; losses 19 Stirlings 4 Fortresses.
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