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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-01-21"

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…

EHudsonJDHudsonP-HE440121-0002.jpg
Short note to say he is OK and thanks them for letter and parcels. Has temporary pen and hoping to get a better one. Mentions photographic enlargements. Continues letter when less busy. Catches up with family news and mentions upcoming leave when he…

OThompsonKG12308603-150907-010026.jpg
Navigation calculations and a chart for operation to Berlin.

POpenshawB1805-0019.jpg
Target photograph showing a town with a main road running through from top right to bottom left. Captioned '641, FOG, 1, 21/22 Jan 44, NT 8", 8100ft→ , 330 degrees, [...]'. 'A4' Annotated 'Fiume'.

SCheshireGL72021v10016.jpg
From Officer at RAF Film Production Unit enclosing three reels of 16 mm Kodachrome for use with squadron. Gives advice on using film and invites Cheshire to his unit.

ELingHTNDudleyCJ891201.pdf
The story of a complete engine failure in Wellington LN 487 over York at 15,000ft at night. The aircraft was over York and crash-landed safely. The rear-gunner had been knocked unconscious but was unhurt, as were the rest of the crew.

SChattertonJ159568v10290.jpg
Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 21/22 January 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined in red and ticked. several aircraft have red ticks above them. The standby crew has letter 'Y' alongside. Included timings and duty…

SChattertonJ159568v10288.jpg
At the top annotated in red 'Magdeburg, Nurenburg [crossed out] Berlin'. Indicates three bomb loads. Included preselection and false height settings, weights and other information. On the reverse top half zero hour '2253'. Details marking method,…

SChattertonJ159568v10279.jpg
Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 20/21 January 1944. The fourth member in each crew is underlined in blue and ticked. Includes duty personnel, standby crew and timings.
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