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A list of 35 operations completed, with target, aircraft and date.

MCleggPV[DoB]-150710-010001.pdf
Operational Record ledger created by Pat Falkinder (nee Day). Running log book which includes briefing, targeting, crews and methods of prosecution for various bombing operations. It includes a photographs of Pat Day in uniform and several aircrew.

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Five raid assessments carried out at RAF Spilsby. Detail of problems encountered in each operation. Final sheet is an extract from Operations Record Book by three different Lancasters.

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A Sortie Record Sheet dated from 19 August 1944 to 17 March 1945. Relating to Pilot Officer George Holmes’ service as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner with 83 Squadron. The sheet records 16 operations, all of which are recorded as being on Lancaster…

LHolmesGH1579658v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for G H Holmes, covering the period from 7 June 1943 to 23 May 1947. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury, RAF Evanton, RAF Turweston,…

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The Obituary describes his service and civilian career from training in the United States to his 105 operations. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He met his future wife, Isobel in Blackpool. Served in the Far East and demobbed in 1947.

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A route map from England to central Germany. The route crosses Holland in an easterly direction then turns south towards Leipzig before returning to England. On the reverse is the pilot's log recording the coloured flares used at turn points on the…

LFraserDK1566621v1.pdf
Navigator’s air bombers and air gunner’s flying log book for Donald Fraser DFM, flight engineer, covering the period from 17 July 1943 to 25 February 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at…

LHobbsFJ1262633v1.pdf
Observers and air gunners flying log book for Frank Hobbs, wireless operator, covering the period from 15 March 1941 to 16 March 1943 when he was killed in action. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Pembrey,…

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Headed 'Leipzig' in red. Two bomb loads one for main and the other for three aircraft. Details preselection and time delay settings as well as other information including window and nickels. Describes marking methods, spoof attack on Berlin. On the…

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H-hour stated as '0345'. Shows two bomb loads for seven and nine aircraft respectively. Details preselection, distributor, false height and other weapon settings. Weight calculations in the top margin and three aircraft are annotated with 'X'. On the…

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Indicates two bomb loads for fourteen and seven aircraft respectively. States H-hour and details preselection, distributor and false height settings as well as other details. On the reverse; objective 'to destroy distillation plant (benzene)'.…

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Shows two bomb loads for eight and three aircraft respectively. Includes H-hour, preselection , false height and distributor settings as well as other bombing information. On the reverse; objective 'to destroy concentration of rolling stock,…

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Indicates two bomb loads, one for seven aircraft the other for eleven. Includes H-hour, weights, preselection and distributor settings, Heights and false height settings and other notes. Annotated with weight calculation. On the reverse; objective…

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Indicates two bomb loads, one for six aircraft and the other for twelve. Includes H-hour time, preselection and distributor settings,weights, height and false height settings and other notes. On the reverse; aiming instructions, target marking,…

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MBrookerWH[Ser#-DoB]-180402-04.Pdf
William Brooker's service. His crew was transferred from Swinderby Heavy Conversion Unit to 463 Squadron at RAF Waddington.
He names the crew and describes their roles, including the ground crews, details the activities before an operation, and…

BAndersonRJAndersonRJv1.pdf
Robert Anderson describes his training in Tasmania and Canada, and his tour of operations to targets in France and Germany with 106 Squadron.

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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…

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-31.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about an operation to Leipzig and that lack of funds reduced enjoyment of a recent night in town but this situation would be rectified next time.

APetersC150428.mp3
Cyril Peters joined the Royal Air Force at Cambridge in 1940 and trained as a pilot in Canada and the United States. On his return to Great Britain he served as an instructor before flying operations as a pilot with 77 Squadron. He became a teacher…

MStavesME203137-160226-330001.jpg
An account of 207 Squadron operations undertaken by Malcolm Staves whilst at RAF Spilsby.
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