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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-01-06"

SBriarsRA1299161v1.pdf
Starts with tribute to crew and has colour photograph of a 617 Squadron Lancaster over Lincoln. Writes of his joining the RAF, selection as an air gunner and his basic training. Goes on with description of gunnery training, before going to OTU at RAF…

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Dated incorrectly 6 January 1943. Greeting from 1944 and hopes to be with them by end of year. Catches up with news of friends in camp. Writes that the only really warm place is in bed and they are half way through winter with the worst to come.…

EValentineJRMValentineUM440106-0001.jpg
Number 144-1. Congratulates her on progress with house. Mentions family illness, time to get into London from new home, and catches up with family friends. Thanks for violin strings. Mention proposed writing schedule. Reminisces on wedding four years…

EHerbertJKMadgettLR440106.jpg
Informs him that there has been no news and there is little hope but action to presume he has lost his life will not be taken until 6 months from the date that he was reported missing.

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Navigation calculations and a chart for operation to Stettin.

PThompsonKG15010052.jpg
Typewritten F2330 for operation, captioned (handwritten) 'Weather route to Stettin 5 - 6th Jan '44'. in remarks on form 'Stettin - airborne 23.50 hrs Duration 9 hrs 20 mins'.

EDonaldsonDWWorradAE440106.jpg
Commiserates with him over lack of available aircraft at conversion unit. Mentions possibility of training on squadron aircraft in the future.

PHouriganM18010053.jpg
Target photograph of Stettin. Mainly obscured by light streaks and balls of light. Visible are urban areas, no clear detail visible. Captioned '6', '1627 WADD.5/6.1.44.NT//5" 21000 [arrow] 130° 0351 STETTIN.J.3X1000+1X500+9X4+4X30.31secs.W/C.…

LChattertonJ159568v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Flight Lieutenant John Chatterton 30 March 1942 to 15 April 1954 detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Served at RAF Dunholme Lodge, RAF Syerston, RAF East Kirkby and RAF Swinderby.…
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