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Low level aerial vertical photograph of Caen showing heavy bombing damage. A few gutted buildings are still standing and the roads have been cleared of debris. No traffic visible.

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LGrayHM184299v1.pdf
Navigator's, air bomber's and air gunner's flying log book for Sergeant Herbert Gray from 21 February 1944 to 10 November 1945. Detailing training and operations flown. Served at RAF Stradishall, RAF Hemswell and RAF Elsham Wolds. Aircraft flown were…

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On the left an aerial vertical photograph orientated with east at the top. On the left side of an airfield with a single runway 13/31 running from bottom left towards the centre. A perimeter track runs round the airfield. At the top is a square built…

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Aerial vertical photograph of an airfield. Airfield fills left hand side with runway 13/31 running from bottom to top and a perimeter track running all the way round. The is a square section of buildings off the top left of the airfield and a series…

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Aerial vertical photograph showing an airfield. Airfield fills left two thirds with runway running vertically up. Runway 31 is at the bottom with a square area of buildings just outside the perimeter track to the right. There is are complex of…

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Aerial vertical photograph of a town with marshalling yard. A river/canal runs from halfway up on the left to bottom right. A railway line runs from top left into a large marshalling yard in the centre right which contains a large amount of rolling…

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Aerial vertical photograph showing a large marshalling yard filled with rolling stock in a town. A canal/river runs up the left hand side with marshalling yard to the right. The main part of the town is to the right of the railway. A long line of…

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Top left an aerial vertical photograph of part of Caen-Carpiquet airfield. The runway runs from mid left to top right. The airfield is surrounded by a perimeter track and there is a square built up area at the bottom of the airfield.

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LParkinsH1891679v1.pdf
The log book covers the training and operational career Sergeant Harry Parkins from 20 December 1943 to March 1954. He flew in Stirling, Lancaster, Anson, C-47, Lancastrian, Valetta, Lincoln. Harry Parkins flew 47 operations - 30 night operations and…

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…

This is an item about a place. Spelling variants, forms in different languages and usage notes are listed here. Caen was bombed in support of the D-Day landing 6/7 June 1944, and again 12/13 June. On 7 July northern and central Caen was badly damaged…

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Photograph 1 is of a vertical of Colombelles steel works marshalling yard. Much of the ground is obscured by cloud and bomb explosions. There is a Boston with invasion stripes in the top half of the image. It is annotated '5018 F342 134 22 Jun 44…

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 Caen. No detail visible area covered with smoke and dust from bomb explosions. Captioned '8°F', '6B', '1348 SKELL.18.7.44//8" 7000' [arrow] 182° 0547 CAEN RD.V.11X1000.4X500.C23secs.F/LT MOUAT. V.50.'. On the reverse…

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Details of three different bomb loads for squadron aircraft by letter with pre-selection settings. Annotated 'Caen' in red.

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Shows two bomb loads for nine and seven aircraft respectively. Bomb loads include AMN59 and AMN65. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as timing, bombing height and other details. On the reverse master bomber direction…

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Shows two bomb loads for seven and eleven aircraft respectively. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings. Annotated 'AMN65, ANM 59'. Includes take of and time ion target as well as H= times for six waves. On the reverse notes that…

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Shows several bomb loads with some crossed out. Details preselector settings and other information. Includes timings, route and marking method. On the reverse bombing instructions, oboe marking and mentions 617 Squadron dropping 12000 pound bombs. At…

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Table with tare, petrol, bomb and all up weight with bomb load for two configurations for ten and six aircraft respectively. Annotated 'Caens [sic]'.

LGodfreyCR1281391v10001.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Pilot Officer Godfrey from 3 of February 1941 to 25 of September 1945 detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Aircraft flown were Dominie, Proctor, Wellington, Hampden,…

MCochraneDH1395422-160412-04.pdf
A handwritten list of Don Cochrane's first tour. It comprises a short paragraph for each of the 29 operations he undertook. Included are four maps with bombs indicating his targets.

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Ronald Marlow went to Middleton Council School, then worked at Forgrove Engineering. He joined the Air Training Corps, volunteered for the Royal Air Force training in London at St Johns Wood. He became an air gunner ad flew Wellingtons, followed by a…

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History of RAF Foulsham which opened in May 1942 and received 98 and 180 squadrons in October 1942 with B-25 aircraft. Describes problems getting B-25 operational and early raids as well as an early low level operation on Ghent/Terncuzen where three…

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Two letters written by Dwight Eisenhower to Sir Arthur Harris. The first compliments Harris on his performance at Caen. The second reflects on the Normandy campaign and thanks Harris for his skill and dedication.
On the reverse 'These enclosed with…

LDeytrikhA1381508v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Andrew Deytrikh, covering the period from 20 May 1941 to 1 February 1944. Detailing his flying training and operational flying. He was stationed at RAF Brough, RAF Montrose, RAF Grangemouth, RAF Portreath, RAF Zeals, RAF…
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