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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Germany--Cologne"

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Top aerial photograph at lower right shows one road running from middle left to bottom centre which splits into three from two junctions. Railway line runs along road. River valley runs middle left to bottom centre. Railway line runs from bottom…

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Six page document courtesy of the late Allen White - 44 Squadron Historian. Reproduces narratives from three 44 Squadron crews involved in the operation. Overall the raid lost 37 crews from 120 launched against Wesserling oil refinery near Cologne. …

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Aerial inclined photograph of Köln cathedral and surrounding area all showing heavy bomb damage.

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Bill Thomas flew operations as a bomb aimer with 166 Squadron at RAF Kirmington and 153 Squadron at RAF Scampton. He describes his training in Canada and the Atlantic crossing on board the Queen Elizabeth.

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Low altitude aerial vertical photograph showing damage to and around Cologne cathedral: the railway station is partially visible on the right. Rubble has been cleared, some traffic is visible.

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Aerial inclined photograph of Cologne Cathedral looking south. At the bottom left is part of the roof of the railway station. In the foreground a small open area with a tram in the centre. The cathedral is surrounded on all sides by multistory…

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The river Rhine runs from left diagonally to the right, On the far bank a narrow parallel canal beyond which is a city landscape of multistory buildings. There are four factory chimneys towards the left side. In the foreground a temporary narrow…

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Aerial inclined photograph of the city of Cologne looking north. The river Rhine goes from left to right with one large meander. Three bridges cross the river as to turns back to the right. The furthest bridge is destroyed with the right hand two…

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On the left an aerial inclined photograph looking north showing a city with a river on the right. In the centre Cologne Cathedral with the railway station just beyond. In the foreground several damaged multistory buildings and areas of rubble. In the…

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On the left an aerial inclined photograph showing a wide river flowing right to left through the centre of a city of Cologne, In the centre the Hohenzollern railway bridge with the centre spans collapsed into the river. On the far side the railway…

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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.…

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Shows the operations board for an operation by two squadrons to Cologne on 31 May 1942. To the left are listed crew captains with take off and landing times. All have returned to base apart from F/O Johnson who is forth up from the bottom. On the…

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Log book for Sergeant Edward Milling from 16 August 1942 to 27 September 1943. Navigator Sergeant E Milling was stationed with 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds, and 166 Squadron at RAF Kirmington, where he flew Lancasters. The log book details 27…

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Royal Air Force flying log book for Sergeant John Young, flight engineer, covering the period 28 June 1944 to 6 January 1945, detailing training, and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF St Athan, RAF Eastmoor. Aircraft flown in were the Halifax…

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Aerial oblique photograph of Cologne cathedral showing destroyed buildings and river bridge. Captioned 'Cologne'.

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Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Flight Lieutenant Reg Woolgar from 29 November 1940 to 21 July 1947. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Served at RAF Yatesbury, RAF West Freugh, RAF Upper Heyford,…

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Aerial oblique of Cologne with the cathedral in the centre. Behind is the Rhine and a destroyed bridge. Many of the buildings are damaged. Captioned 'Cologne "The Rhine Crossing" 1945'.

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Arthur Atkins grew up in Melbourne, Australia. As a Boy Scout, he experienced a flight in an aircraft and knew he wanted to be a pilot. He transferred from the army to the Royal Australian Air Force and started pilot training in Australia. He…

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Cutting 1 describes a 1300 bomber raid on Munich and Ulm. Flight Lieutenant W Drinkell describes the lack of fighters. Captioned 'Jan 7th 1945'.
Cutting 2 describes raids on Germany and an oil refinery at Brux in Czechoslovakia. Also a chemical…

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He describes his first interest in the RAF, in 1938. He joined the Air Defence Cadet Corps, and later in 1941 the Air Training Corps. He was called up by the RAF in February 1942, and proceeded through initial training and the Initial Training Wing…

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Eric Varney completed 28 operations as a mid upper gunner with 207 Squadron from RAF Spilsby. After the war Eric worked as a bus driver, coal miner, long distance lorry driver and coal merchant.

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Details of nine operations carried out between February and May 1943 from RAF Elvington on 77 Squadron flying Halifax. Targets include Cologne, Berlin and several in the Ruhr.

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The log book covers the training an operational career of Flight Engineer Syd Marshall from 28 July 1944 to March 1945, with occasional notes added through 2008. He joined 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds on 27 September 1944, from where he flew in…

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Log book for Sergeant Herbert O'Hara from 7 November 1942 to 9 September 1962. He was stationed with 12 Squadron at RAF Wickenby, where he flew Lancasters as navigator. The log book shows 14 night operations over France and Germany, with one to…
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