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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-02-25"

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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Letter number 6. Short note to let them know the he and the boys are OK. Mentions he got up until mid day and had been on duty previous night and morning. Writes that he had sent laundry and mentions receiving a letter passing on an address in…

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OThompsonKG12308603-150907-010063.jpg
Navigation calculations for operation to Augsburg. his aicraft returned early with engine failure.

OThompsonKG12308603-150907-010053.jpg
Navigation calculations and a chart for operation to Schweinfurt.

SChattertonJ159568v10735.jpg
Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 25/26 February 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes two standby crews, briefing times and duty personnel.

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Shows two bomb loads each for a single aircraft. Details preselection settings and includes window, route and marking method. On the reverse marking and bombing instructions.

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Annotated 'Augsburg, MINOL Filled, SXUHOTML'. ) Shows four bomb loads for operation for seven, six, one and two aircraft respectively. Details preselection, delay and false height settings and other information. Includes weights, zero hour, Window,…

SChattertonJ159568v10730.jpg
Title 'A/C AUW'. Table with tare, petrol, Window, spare, actual bomb and take off all up weights. Columns for main (five aircraft), H2S (six aircraft), windfinder crossed out (two aircraft), WS&D H2S crossed out (two aircraft) and H2S (one aircraft)

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 24/25 February 1944. One member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes duty personnel and timings.

MCarrR[Ser#-DoB]-150527-01.pdf
The report describes how Ron Carr and his crew baled out over Switzerland after their aircraft was badly damaged by anti-aircraft fire en route to Augsburg. He was arrested but eventually transported back to the UK via Paris, Madrid and Gibraltar.
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