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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-03-22"

PFOMetheringhamAF19040023.jpg
Top - air-to-air photograph of two Hampdens in formation. Submitted with description 'Aerial photo of two 106 Sqn Hampdens - ZN-K and ZN-F'.
Bottom - three Lacaster parked on dispersal with another two visible in the distance. Submitted with…

MSaintTJ1452007-180212-01.pdf
Diary from joining the RAF in may 1941, through training as groundcrew and then volunteered for aircrew and eventually trained as air gunner and posting to 514 Squadron. Describes operations while on the squadron and notes details and losses.…

LSaintTJ1452007v1.pdf
Flying log book for T J saint, air gunner, covering the period from 22 August 1943 to 10 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Morpeth, RAF Wing, RAF Little Horwood, RAF Newmarket, RAF Stradishall, RAF…

PEdwardsAE16010001.jpg
Top - seven aircrew all wearing battledress standing in two rows. Captioned 'Geo Wilcock (Nav 1), Nobby Clarke (Nav 11), Dave Hicks (W/Op), rish Miller (pilot), Sid Loseby (R.G.), Ron Baker (M.U.G.), Allan Edwards (F.E.)'. Titled 'Warboys Huntingdon…

MDentonDH1256316-200114-09.jpg
Letter written 25 April 1944 and recounts exchanging six aircraft receiver 1132 sets at RAF West Drayton from RAF Bicester.

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Britain has demanded through the protecting power a full and immediate report on the shooting after a mass escape of 47 British, Dominion and allied air officers in prison camp Stalag Luft 3. 76 officers escaped on March 22. 15 had been recaptured…

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Navigation calculations and a chart for operation to Frankfurt.

LHudsonJD173116v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Douglas Hudson, navigator, covering the period from 15 May 1943 to 20 July 1945. It states, ‘original log book lost on operations 27 August 1940’. Detailing his flying training, operations flown…

ACrozierH180216.mp3
Hilary’s uncle, William Frederick Burkitt (known as John), was born in North London. He joined up in October 1943 and after training as a flight engineer, was sent to RAF Bardney. During their first operation they were badly hit and the rear…

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Maps from east England to mid Germany showing details of routes flown during operation to Frankfurt on 22 March 1944. Shows main route and diversions as well as bombers lost. On map 1, Aircraft ND 352 is marked with pen. Caption ' Lancaster ND 351 -…

LMathersRW55201v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Ronald Mathers covering the period from 8 May 1942 to 30 September 1944. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF De Winton, RAF Swift Current, RAF…

BCochraneDHCochraneDHv1.pdf
A detailed account of when his Lancaster 'Q', ND392, was attacked by an enemy aircraft. He repeatedly travelled the length of the aircraft to assist the air gunners.
The second part describes an operation when a great number of aircraft were lost…

PCochraneDH1606.jpg
Damage to the rear gun turret being checked over by five airmen. The guns and perspex are gone and there are holes in the airframe. On the reverse:

'Left
Engineer
Jock Hendry
WOP …

NStaffelP160412.jpg
The loss of Colin Farrant and the award of a Distinguished Flying Medal to Donald Cochrane are reported in a newspaper article. They were friends who joined up together at the age of 15. Colin Farrant went missing on an operation to Essen. Donald…

SChattertonJ159568v10678.jpg
Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 22/23 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes one standby crew with aircraft 'T' annotated alongside. Includes timings and duty personnel.

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Table with tare, petrol, bomb and all up weights for two configurations.

SChattertonJ159568v10675.jpg
Shops two bomb loads for operation for four and remaining aircraft. Details preselection false height and delay settings (the last two struck through) and other information. Includes timings, Window, effort level, route, wave aircraft allocations.…

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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Vertical aerial photograph of Frankfurt. The image is totally obscured by cloud or fires and anti-aircraft fire. Captioned ‘4B 4B' and ‘481 WKY 22/23-3-44 //NT 8” 21000 [arrow] 177° 21.57 Frankfurt Y 1 x 4000.12 & 4.11x30 31 secs F/S…
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