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S102SqnRAF19170809v30007.pdf
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…

EKeenEDLEdPegJour900317-0001.jpg
Story of paratroopers dropped from Stirling over Normandy on 5/6 June 1944 all signing 5 franc note with message 'thanks for the lift'. Stirling crew survived the war and the pilot kept the note. Lists names of paratroopers and the fact that Eric…

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A pennant for the 40th anniversary of D Day. On the front are the flags of UK, USA, Canada and France. On the reverse a landing craft and 'Normandy France 1944-1984 June 6th 1944 - First Day of the French Liberation by the Allied Forces'.

SPerryWRP1317696v60011.pdf
A short history of 106 Squadron. Covers formation in world war one. Reformed in 1938 with Hinds and Battles. Equipped with Hampden at beginning of the war. Initially a advanced training unit. Became operational in September 1940. Describes early…

MBakerWB1392752-161128-06.pdf
First page - photograph of seven airmen wearing battledress with brevet standing in front of a Lancaster. Captioned 'Lancaster - 138 Squadron, Alf Warren (3rd from the left) mid upper gunner'. Then follows a list of thirty-one operations between 2…

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Arthur Standivan's permission to ride one of the unit's motor-cycles.

BMillingtonRWestonFv1.pdf
A biography of Fred. In addition it includes histories of aircraft and squadrons he served in, Details are included of airfields he served at. Additionally there are biographies of various servicemen associated with Fred's squadrons and service.
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MRobertsEJH[See#-DoB]-170712-030017.jpg
The notes indicate the bomb distribution in the bomb bay, the total weight of the bomb load, the all up weight of the aircraft, height of the bombing, forecast winds and heading and target indicator colours. Aircraft code 'G'. Target St Pierre du…

CRobertsEJH-170712-010002.jpg
A series of four charts at 1:2890000 scale.
#1 has a route to St Martin de Marreville dated 28/5/44.
#2 has a route to Saumur, dated 31/1/644.
#3 has a route to Nantes dated 29/5/44.
#4 has a route to Mailly le Camp

NColeFIG170709-07.jpg
Two soldiers from Melton Mowbray were reported as wounded.

MThorpJF1623333-160412-04.pdf
Some information about 467 Squadron's history and about Lancaster R5863 'S Sugar' which is currently in the RAF museum at Hendon. Mentions operations on 6 June 1944. Includes colour photograph showing front quarter of a Lancaster inside a museum. In…

LWakefieldHE174040v1.pdf
Harold Wakefield's RAF Navigator's, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner's Flying Log Book, from 16th August 1943 to 16th August 1946, recording training, operations, instructional duties and Transport Command duties to India and the Far East as a Flight…

CWittyAR-170323-010087.jpg
Details of navigator, date, orders, route and one and and a half pages of en-route navigation observations. Note on top right 'Op No 23'.

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Map showing south east England and northern France with pencilled route from Lincoln area to Normandy. Annotated top right 'Op. No. 23, 30/7/44'. On the reverse 'Op 23, 30/7/44, Caumont'.

CWittyAR-170323-010029.jpg
Details of navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in red pen 'V. Good Nav [signature] I cannot understand how target was not found.' Note top right 'Op No 9'.

CWittyAR-170323-010028.jpg
Map showing southern England and Normandy with pencilled route from near Lincoln to south Normandy. Annotated top right ''Op No 9, 9/6/44'.
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