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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-02-08"

The title page to the photo album with, handwritten, -
'FC Rooke RAF
A Chronicle of Events
at No.1 BFTS
Miami Oklahoma USA
From Feb 8th 1944'.

Pilots flying log book for L E Penn, covering the period from 31 December 1942 to 26 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RCAF Dauphin, RCAF Pennfield Ridge, RCAF Yarmouth, RAF…

Robert Palmer’s RAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book from 12 May 1942 to 23 December 1944, detailing training and operations as a pilot and instructor. He was stationed at RAF Lossiemouth (No. 20 OTU), RAF Hullavington (No. 3 Flying Instructors School),…

Reminisces the moment when his frightened heart was awakened by love, comparing that to the first breath of Heaven.

Bill Clarkson was flying on operations from RAF Tempsford dropping agents and supplies over occupied territory. On one occasion they were recalled due to bad weather and had to return with the agent on board. Obviously, he was in civilian clothes and…

The letter advises that he is trying to find out news about Reg.

Aerial photographs of the bombing of the Gnome Rhone aero engine works. Photograph 1 is a vertical aerial photograph of a bombing attack on the Gnome Rhone works. Much of the image is obscured by smoke and explosions. On the reverse 'Raid on Gnome…

Mentions photographs taken the day after the attack by bomber command on 8/9 February 1944 do not permit detailed assessment. Damage is seen to south west half of the works and more than half the main machine shops have been destroyed. States that…

Inclined aerial photograph showing a line of buildings with flare bloom on bottom edge and a smaller one top centre, On the reverse '139 Neg 1, Rhone Gnome Wks Limoges, 8.2.44, 617, W/C Cheshire DSO, DFC, W/C Cheshire marking target, mirror camera'.

A sequence of three inclined aerial photographs showing a group of buildings with a large flare bloom above them. Cheshire's aircraft is moving towards the top of the images with final image just showing flare. On the reverse '[..] 4086B'

Inclined aerial photograph showing completely dark image with fire centre right. There are a few spots of light around the fire. On the reverse 'Neg 1 Cam 1, 139, run 3, Night attack on Gnome Rhone Wks, Limoges, Date 8.2.44, Sqdn 617, W/C Cheshire…

Inclined aerial photograph showing completely dark image with fire in centre. There are a few spots of light around the fire. On the reverse 'Neg 2 Cam 2, 139, run 2, Night attack on Gnome Rhone Wks, Limoges, Date 8.2.44, Sqdn 617, W/C Cheshire DSO,…

Head and shoulders portrait of George Dunmore wearing tunic with flight engineer brevet, Distinguished Flying Medal ribbon , Pathfinders badge and side cap. At the top two tickets to an investiture at Buckingham Palace.

An oblique aerial photograph showing target indicators showering over the rows of workshop buildings at the Gnome et Rhône aero-engine factory. The photograph is taken at very low level.

Appointing William Benjamin Baker DFC a pilot officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Top - extract from Ned Sparkes log book for 5 January 1944 to 15 February 1944 showing two operations to Berlin.
Below - two documents giving accounts of these two operations with types of aircraft used, losses, enemy fighter operations, weather,…
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