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telegram notification that Lancaster ME360 failed to return from an operation to Leipzig. Lists the crew and their next of kin.

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Hazy target photograph showing tracer on left and an arrow middle right side. Captioned '4039METH 20/21.3.45//NT08", 1 HC4000 IN 15 GP 500 DT22 Sec W/C LEVIS'. Submitted with description 'Target photo of Bohlen synthetic oil refinery, dated…

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Seven RAF crew, standing in front of the rear end of a Lancaster Bomb bay, next to a record of 514 Squadron Operations, submitted with caption; “Flying Officer Norman James Eley and crew, RAF Waterbeach June 1945”.
Annotated 'Good Luck!…

OTansleyEH149542-160929-01.pdf
List captains and take off and landing times from 23 July 1943 to 3 December 1942.

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A planning chart for an operation to Leipzig area. On the reverse is written '51 19 12 00'

LChubbWF1890485v1.pdf
Flying log book for Bill Chubb, flight engineer covering the period from 12 September 1944 to 2 May 1945. Detailing his flying and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF St Athan, RAF Topcliffe (1659 HCU) & RAF East Moor (432 Sqn). Aircraft…

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A vertical aerial photograph of the synthetic oil plant at Lutzkendorf near Leipzig. Bomb damage destroyed the entire plant. Extensive damage and craters are visible throughout the image. The remains of Braunsbedra and adjacent railway line are…

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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…

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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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