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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…

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Lists 34 operations between 28 May 1944 and 19 September 1944. 467 Squadron RAAF. On last sortie noted that Wing Commander Gibson VC was master bomber and was killed on return flight. In addition first operation was in Lancaster R5868 which is now in…

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Account of possibly the last Battle aircraft to escape from France before the country fell to the Germans in June 1940. Tells of the aircraft of 88 Squadron being repaired after being force down at Poitiers. Took of from Fontenoy-Le-Conte near La…

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Writes that he has been unable to write or phone as has been due to fly but it had been scrubbed. Says that he went on operation to Poitiers where they lost two engines and his turret was damaged. Writes they are off on tenth operation that night.

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Target photograph of Poitiers. Rural area, no detail visible, but bombs can be seen falling. Captioned '6', '5', '933 SKELL.12/13.6.44.//NT.8" 8000' [arrow] [track and time censored] POITIERS RD.E.4X1000.12X500 [exposure censored] P/O OLIVER.E.50'.…

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Target photograph of Poitiers. Mainly rural area, roads and buildings visible, some light streaks. Captioned '5', '936 SKELL.12/13.6.44.//NT.8" 9750' [arrow] [track and time censored] POITIERS RD.M.4X1000.12X500 [EXPOSURE CENSORED] P/O…

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PHouriganM18030087.jpg
Target photograph of Poitiers. Urban area partially obscured by smoke, dust and light streaks. Captioned '5°F', '7B', '938 SKELL.12/13.6.44.//NT.8" 6500' [arrow] 044° 0146 POITIERS RD.J.4X1000.12X500.18secs.P/O LAIDLAW.J.50'. On the reverse…
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