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Basil Ambrose was born in Reading. He left school at fourteen and became an apprentice turner. He joined the Royal Air Force in May 1942 and trained as a turner before transferring to aircrew as a flight engineer. He trained at RAF St Athan, and…

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Clifford Watson at first wanted to join the navy because of a high demand in pilots. After being rejected, he joined the RAF and was sent to Rhodesia for pilot training, but then remustered to become an air gunner. He flew seventy-six ops in total.…

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David Rayner Fox grew up in New Zealand and joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1942. After training, he flew operations as an air gunner with 75 Squadron from RAF Mepal. During one operation his pilot, Dave Moriarty was terribly injured when a…

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Flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for K Ganney, Air Bomber, covering the period from 29 May 1943 to 24 August 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Brough, RCAF Paulson, RCAF…

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Starts with account of operation to Paris on 3 May 1944 when attacked by Me 109 and writes of crew actions. Continues with list of operations giving details of target, anti-aircraft fire, flight time, some bomb loads, events, results. From 3 August…

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A planning chart from Mepal to Westkapelle. On the front are calculations and on the reverse a sketch of the target.

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Handwritten notes giving brief details of the operations and two relevant short newspaper cuttings, one titled 'Eight breaches both sides of flushing'.

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A list of 35 operations undertaken by Terry Ford. It includes dates and aircraft used.

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Flying Officer T.A. Ford’s RCAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book, from 11th July 1942 to 27th August 1950, detailing his training in Great Britain and Canada and operations as a pilot and flying instructor. Also includes post-war duties with Transport…

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First - over 400 times they led the way. Article about RAF Pathfinders. Crest and details about 35 Squadron. Also mentions 7, 83 and 156 Squadrons as nucleus of force in August 1942. Mentions some of their attacks and numbers of decorations awarded.…

Five Group Newsletter, number 27, October 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, signals, tactics, air bombing, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, training, second thoughts…

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An oblique aerial photograph of a flooded landscape. The sea walls had been breached to stop the German Army using heavy gun batteries.

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A very low level oblique aerial photograph of Walchern Floods, shows buildings partially submerged in water, submitted with caption; “Part of Holland flooded by Germans at Walchern.”

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Account of return from an operation to Westkapelle when they flew over authors father's farm and local village where they threw out window.

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Top - coastline curving from top left to bottom centre. Some bomb explosions are visible bottom left on coast. Bottom - open ground with a built up area centre left. Bomb explosions bottom right quadrant.

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Two target photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Westkapelle dyke which was bombed to flood Walchern Island, which was below sea level.
Photo 2 is a night attack on Dortmund, most of the image obscured by anti-aircraft fire and target indicators.

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Target photograph of a coastline running from bottom right to centre left then bottom left. There is a bomb explosion centre left.

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Top - coastline curving from top left to centre left and then bottom centre. Bomb explosions visible in centre just inland of coast. Bottom - coastline juts out from bottom to centre with bomb explosion on coastline at centre.
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