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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "France--Caen"

LStevenKM129506v1.pdf
Keith Steven’s Pilot’s Flying Log Book from 22 July 1941 until 14 January 1944. Initial training at No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School, followed by 15 Service Flying Training School, and posting to 7 Bombing and Gunnery School. Attended…

YWhymarkJP53481v1.pdf
Pages from Jack's diary for 6 June 1940 to 21 June 1940 describing the withdrawal through France and his subsequent evacuation from Jersey by ship. He describes the advancing Germany Army, crowds of refugees, packing and destroying equipment that had…

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Aerial view of a coastline, beach and town with fields beyond. The aircraft struts, propeller and part of the fuselage can be seen from the aircraft. On the reverse, 'French coast at Caen during summer 1940'.

BBrabinHWBrabinHWv1.pdf
Harry joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 25 June 1942 as a wireless operator/air gunner and received his initial training in Australia before going to Canada for his trade training.

He sailed on the SS Johan Van Barneve to San Francisco and…

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With thanks to Sir Arthur T Harris for support provided and complimenting him on his performance in the Caen area.

LCarrottDC1894153v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book covering the period 18 March 1944 to 28 July 1944. Details training and 17 operations, ten night time and seven daylight, all with Flight Officer Townsend as pilot in Lancaster aircraft. Targets were in…

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Bill Siddle's time in the RAF pieced together by research. He was a pilot who flew the Lancaster with 9 and 83 Squadrons. He was commissioned in 1944, was awarded the DFC and Bar and completed more than 60 operations. He left the service in 1946 and…

LPickfordL551653v2.pdf
L Pickford’s Observer’s Flying Log Book covering the period from 17 October 1938 to 17 May 1947, detailing his flying training and operations flown as Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner. He was stationed at RAF Bassingbourn (104 Squadron), RAF West…

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A list of six names, including Ron's. It includes a poem by HW Longfellow 'Footprints in the Sand'.
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