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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "France--Creil"

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A list of 129 Lancasters lost on 79 operations between September 1943 and April 1945. Target, date and aircraft tail numbers are listed in chronological order.

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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…

MPotterPL1878961-150914-07.pdf
Starts with account of operation to Paris on 3 May 1944 when attacked by Me 109 and writes of crew actions. Continues with list of operations giving details of target, anti-aircraft fire, flight time, some bomb loads, events, results. From 3 August…

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At the top a list of the crew including T Jones - flight engineer. 7 Squadron PFF, 8 Group, RAF Oakington, September 1944, Avro Lancaster BIII PA964 MG-G. Below 65 operations listed both day and night. two tours expired 10 September 1944.

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Headstone for Sergeant J R Davies 3rd August 1944. In the background a stone wall. On the reverse a note 'Taken 3/8 anniversary of death, CWGC Headstone'.

BDaviesMDaviesJRv1.pdf
Draft comments on last operation of John Davies. Died on active service with 166 Squadron. List crew of his Lancaster (pilot and flight engineer survived) and recounts operation to V1 site at Trossy St Maximin in which and other crew John were…

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A sketch map showing a route off the Creil to Martigny road, over a bridge then into a field. The route is through St Maximin.
Information supplied with the collection describes it as 'ANACR map original'. [French Resistance] and as a map drawn by…

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Four photographs of St. Leau d'Esserent.
Photo 1 is a target aerial photograph with areas to be bombed. Tunnel entrances, constructions, excavations, railway and a landing quay are marked.
Photo 2 is a vertical aerial photograph taken during the…

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A detailed map of Saint-Maximin. It is marked with four aircraft crashes - a Halifax (3 deaths) two Lancasters (one death) and a Mosquito (three deaths).

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A sketch map showing a route from the Creil-Chantilly road across a bridge to a Grain Field. A second copy of the map is a negative of this map.

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Six aerial photographs of St Leu d'Esseent.
Photo 1 is a vertical target photograph with tunnels, railway and landing quay marked.
Photo 2 is a vertical aerial photograph taken during the operation. It is captioned '1962 TLP 5-8-44//8" 15000…

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Three images of St Leu d'Esserent taken after the attack.
Photo 1 is a vertical image showing bomb craters. It is annotated with 'C' and 'D's.
Photo 2 shows an entrance to an underground store.
Photo 3 show an entrance to an underground store. It…

PCothliffKB15010020.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of St Leu d'Esserent V-1 site during an operation.
The caption reads '1962 TLP 5-8-44 // 8" 15000 --> 117° 1315:30 St Leu d'Esserent A(9x1000)(4x500)f30sec P/O Johnston "A" 420'
The second image is identical.

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List of aircraft with aircraft letter, what happened to the aircraft, and some with hours or number of operations..

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Reconnaissance photograph showing open countryside with fields. Road railway runs top right to bottom right. Road runs from bottom centre/right and splits, one going top top centre and the other to top left. There are a large number of craters on…

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Reconnaissance photograph showing a wooded area running top to bottom on the left with a road, railway to its left. On the right two roads run from the bottom joining top centre. There are a large number of craters to the left of the river and top…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-070029.jpg
Target photograph showing large bright spot bottom centre. Caption '363, W.S. 4/5.7.44, NT 8", 18250, 348 degrees, 0140, St Leu D'Esserent, T, 1 x 12000, 34 secs, F/O Willsher, T., 617'. On the reverse '51:98/16, APoint'.

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Target photograph showing many bright spots all over. Caption '352, W.S. 4/5.7.44, NT 8", 18700, St Leu D'Esserent, K1, 1 x 12000, F/L Wilson, N., 617'. On the reverse '51:98/15'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside on the left with tracer lines and bright spot to the right. Caption '348, W.S., 4/5.7.44, NT 8", St Leu D'Esserent, C, 1 x 12000, F/O Duffy, C., 617'. On the reverse '51:98/14'. A Lancaster at a lower…
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