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Notes by Reg Payne about his wartime service. The loss of friends and colleagues and the effect on parents and individuals is discussed. There is also a summary of his operations between 22 November 1943 and 01 May 1944. He records the target and the…

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Postcard to daughter from Roy Chadwick. Hoping that she has been good and writing that he had a interesting time in Paris and relating some events. Postmarked Paris. On the front a picture of a young girl in a red coat and hat. She is carrying a…

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Gordon Mellor successfully evaded capture when he baled out of his aircraft and landed in Germany. For several days he walked until he managed to make contact with the Belgian resistance and the Comete line who began the process of guiding him home.…

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Gordon Mellor grew up in London and was interested in aviation. He volunteered for the Air Force and trained as a navigator in Canada. On his return to the UK he and his crew were posted to 103 Squadron at Elsham Wolds and his first operation was the…

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Bob Frost flew on a night operation on 16/17 September 1942 as a rear gunner on Wellington BJ877, 150 Squadron, from RAF Snaith. Before reaching the target at Essen, the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and the port engine was damaged. He…

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Shows four bomb loads for four, seven, two and two aircraft respectively. Details distributor and preselection settings and other information. Includes timing, window, weights, H+ times for waves one to three and notes on illumination. On the reverse…

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Shows single bomb load for squadron. Includes preselection settings, Window, zero hour and effort level. Describes method including target marking by Pathfinder Mosquito. On the reverse the route and notes.

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Shows one bomb load for squadron. Includes preselection settings, Window, effort level and method including target marking by Pathfinder Mosquito. On the reverse, route, wave details and heights.

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Shows three bomb loads, one for most aircraft and two for one aircraft each. Includes timings, preselection settings, Window, route and method. Annotated 'Gennvilliers'. On the reverse bombing notes including marking by Mosquito and hand drawn map…

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An incomplete copy of Pilot Officer A Baker’s (1080466 Royal Air Force) Wireless Operator’s flying log book 8 December 1942 to April 1944. He served at RAF Dunholme Lodge, Aircraft flown were Lancaster and Oxford. He carried out a total of 30…

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Target photograph of Villeneuve. Urban area, no detail but larger roads and structures are visible. Some light streaks. Captioned '5°F', '7B', '1292 SKELL.14/15.7.44//NT(C)8" 7000' [arrow] 355° 0145 VILLENEUVE RD.U.1X1000.16X500.21secs.F/O DAVIS…

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Target photograph of Villeneuve. Red dot right of centre. Centre mainly obscured by smoke and dust, area that is visible is urban, roads and structures visible. Captioned '8°F', '8B', '1297 Skell.14/15.7.44//NT.8" 6000' [arrow] 355° 0138 VILLENEUVE…

This is an item about a place. This heading is also used for: Villeneuve marshalling yards, Gennevilliers. Please use the links below to see all relevant documents available in the Archive.

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Vertical aerial photograph of Gennevilliers. The image is of factories and dockyards. Annotated ‘Column of smoke from Goodrich factory’, ‘Power station’ and ‘Craters?’ Captioned ‘1. O (X4) 12 NT 29/30/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX’. On the…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Angenteuil. Street pattern and buildings are visible, the cemetery is in the bottom-right corner. Anti-aircraft fire along bottom of photograph.Captioned ‘A O (x4) 12 NT 29/30/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX

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Harold Yeoman volunteered for the RAF hoping to become an air gunner and was surprised to find he would be trained as a pilot. He describes a crash landing in a Wellington returning from an operation to Cherbourg and being sent to Essen twice within…

MCarrR[Ser#-DoB]-150527-01.pdf
The report describes how Ron Carr and his crew baled out over Switzerland after their aircraft was badly damaged by anti-aircraft fire en route to Augsburg. He was arrested but eventually transported back to the UK via Paris, Madrid and Gibraltar.
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