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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "France--Watten"

BCleggPVWilsonDv1.pdf
Biography of Squadron Leader David James Baikie Wilson, DSO, DFC and Bar (1917 - 1947). He flew operations as a pilot with 214, 196 and 617 Squadrons before becoming Head of Aerodynamic Development and Testing, and Test-Pilot at A V Roe & Co Ltd.…

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MRobertsEJH[See#-DoB]-170712-030011.jpg
The notes indicate the bomb distribution in the bomb bay, target, 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. The target was 'Watten - rocket…

LDarbyC1897788v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Sergeant Charlie Darby, air gunner from 22 January 1944 to 16 January 1945. Charlie Darby was stationed at RAF Castle Kennedy and RAF Driffield where he flew Anson, Wellingtons and Halifaxes Mk 2 and 3.…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-040002.jpg
Explains that the enemy had brought much vaunted secret weapons into action including V2 missile. Five launching platforms were known to exits and 617 as a precision bombing squadron to destroy these sites. First target allotted was at Watten to the…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-040003.jpg
States date 19 June 1944, Target constructional works Watten, zero hour 1915/1931. Lists leader/marker Wing Commander Cheshire and marker 2, Squadron Leader Shannon in Mosquito with 18 crews flying Lancaster all armed with Tallboy bombs.

LPollockHAJ187029v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bombers and air gunner’s flying log book for H A J Pollock, air gunner, covering the period from 22 October 1943 to 20 May 1955. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with number 3 flying training…

ADerringtonAP150715-02.mp3
Dr Arnold Pearce Derrington grew up in Cornwall and joined the University Air Squadron at Exeter. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 and completed training at RAF Ansty, South Africa, RAF West Freugh and RAF Moreton in the Marsh, where he trained…

MThorpJF1623333-160412-01.jpg
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…

BDudleyCDudleyCv1.pdf
A document written by Jim Allen's navigator. He describes his early training and difficulties when navigating in the UK, Jim Allen's skills, his own behaviour on the aircraft, flying under a bomber shortly before the target, his relief at surviving…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-030001.jpg
Buff file cover with list of contents: day photos, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, PRU report from B.C.I..R.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-040008.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with fields at the bottom and open area at the top. A road runs top to bottom on right and another left to right at bottom. Caption '174, WS, 19.6.44, 8" 17500, 047 X., X. 617'. On the reverse '51.95/16'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-040010.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with fields and a road running top left to bottom right. There is an open area with no fields top right. Caption '173, WS, 19.6.44, 8", 17500, 047, X., X., 617'. On the reverse '51:95/15'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-040012.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with fields at the top. Caption '165A, WS, 19.6.44, 8", 17500, 260, W., W., 617'. On the reverse '51:95/14'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-040014.jpg
Target photograph partially obscured by cloud showing open countryside with some roads. Caption '152, WS, 19.6.44, 8", 16700, 240 degrees, S., S., 617'. On the reverse '51:95/13'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-040016.jpg
Target photograph showing open country with fields at the bottom and open area at the top. Caption '184, WS, 19.6.44, 8", 17000, 216 degrees, P., P., 617'. On the reverse '51:05/12'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-040018.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with fields, Road runs top left to bottom right. Caption '154, WS, 19.6.44, 8", 020 degrees, J., L., 617'. On the reverse '51:95/11'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-040020.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with fields bottom left and an open area on the right. Roads run top left to bottom right. Caption '155, WS, 19.6.44, 18400, 020 degrees, J., L., 617'. On the reverse '51:95/10'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-040022.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside. Caption '186, W.S., 19.6.44, 8", 18500, 200 dsegrees, H., H., 617', On the reverse '51:95/9'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-040024.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with fields on the left and an open area on the right. Caption ' 162. WS, 19.6.44, 8", 17500, 030 degrees, C., C., 617'. On the reverse '51:95/8'.
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