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PBanksP15010023.jpg
The suspension railway runs from bottom left to top right. At the far end on the left side is a wooded hillside with open country beyond. A railway line runs from bottom left to middle right with some rolling stock in sidings towards the right side.…

PBanksP15010022.jpg
Aerial inclined photograph of city landscape with multistory buildings and roads. A railway runs from top left in a slight curve to right middle. In the foreground a road runs diagonally up from the bottom left towards the centre and a further road…

LCookeWH2220169v1.pdf
Navigators, air bombers and air gunners flying log book for W H Cooke, air gunner, covering the period from 3 November 1943 to 15 June 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Bishops Court, RAF Upper Heyford,…

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Navigational computations and a chart for an operation to Wesel.

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Aerial inclined photograph showing a town with almost all buildings damaged or completely destroyed. In the foreground parkland with trees and a few scattered damaged buildings. There are a number of bomb craters visible. In the centre the main part…

PBanksP15010046.jpg
On the left an aerial inclined photograph of a badly damaged town. The the foreground a open area with few standing buildings, large areas of rubble and occasional bomb craters. In the bottom right quadrant a road circles a small wooded area. There…

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PHouriganM18010051.jpg
Target photograph of Wesel. Obscured by light streaks and bomb explosions, No clear detail visible. Captioned '5°F', '5B', '4854 SKELL.23/24.3.45//NT(C)8" 11000' 030° 2237 WESEL.Q 8MC1000.TD. 6ANM65TD 21SECS.F/O.ROOCROFT.Q.61.'. On the reverse…

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Two pictures of Wellington 'HA-A', parked on grass. Left image from rear quarter with two wheeled equipment in foreground and two men under the starboard wing. Right image from the front quarter with a man crouching by boarding ladder under the…

LLucasWE122826v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for W E Lucas, covering the period from 7 November 1940 to 18 February 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Derby, RAF Montrose, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Honington,…

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Navigational computations and chart for an operation to Vohwinkel marshalling yards. Included is a vertical aerial photograph with the annotation 'N. A/Pp and on the reverse 'Nr Haan Mod 74'.

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Navigational computations and a chart for an operation to Wuppertal, Vohwinkel marshalling yards. A vertical aerial photograph taken during the raid is included and has the annotation '200 yds 280°' and on the reverse '200 yds 280° Bomb door mod…

Five Group Newsletter, number 22, May 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about armament, war savings, flying control, engineering, flight engineers, gardening, prisoner of war fund, air bombing, navigation,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 20, March 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about processes of navigation, signals/radar, photography, gardening, Gee, flying control, H2S, decorations, tactics, flight engineers, war…

Five Group Newsletter, number 23, June 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about gunnery, air bombing, navigation, armament, navigation training, public relations, signals, gardening, equipment, air sea rescue,…

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Two vertical aerial photographs of Duisberg. Two operations in 24 hours to the same location. The caption comments on the large number of ' "scarecrows" sent up by the Hun'.
Photo 1 is a daylight image with all the details obscured by explosions…

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A newspaper cutting referring to the bombing of oil plants at Harburg and Dortmund. It is annotated 'News Chron No 7 5 ¼ hrs 131 a/c + PFF'.

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The loss of Colin Farrant and the award of a Distinguished Flying Medal to Donald Cochrane are reported in a newspaper article. They were friends who joined up together at the age of 15. Colin Farrant went missing on an operation to Essen. Donald…

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First article: Landings in Madagascar, three points occupied, little opposition. Account of British Empire forces landing in Madagascar. Includes sketch map. Second article: huge fires in Düsseldorf, powerful raid by RAF bombers. defences worn…

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PPopeKMJ18010070.jpg
Two handwritten notes giving brief details of operations and relevant newspaper cuttings titled 'Packed Nazi troop towns hit' and 'RAF keep it up'.

PPopeKMJ18010069.jpg
A handwritten note giving brief details of the operation and a relevant newspaper cutting titled 'Dortmund shattered in 29 minutes'.

BBriggsDWNealeWv1.pdf
Tribute to Squadron Leader William G Neal Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Service Cross, Croix de Guerre, 1912-2001. Describes how Don Briggs met and was crewed with Bill Neal’s crew who having completed one tour had been selected for a…

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Four biographies of 199 Squadron servicemen killed in action, with notes regarding the inscriptions on their headstones.
Flying Officer Ronald Herman Downes Cook, wireless operator/ air gunner;
Sergeant Ronald Hughes, navigator;
Sergeant John…
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