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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-03-30"

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Writes of enclosing certificate for crossing the equator and a photograph of himself. Says he is going on leave and will write about it in next letter. Mentions seeing comedy and catching up with friends.

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Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

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Describes training and crewing up at operational training unit on Wellingtons. Mentions staying in London on leave with RCAF colleague, using the Canadian forces club London and dining at the Ritz. Includes diary entry describing operational baptism.…

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…

BMealingMillsSChandlerCHv1.pdf
Letter encloses a transcript of telephone interview and ask Mr Chandler to check for accuracy and asks specific questions about window, operation briefings, bird strike, being coned on Karlsruhe operation, overcoming fear and did he feel operations…

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Navigation calculations and a chart for operation to Nuremberg.

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On De Havilland headed paper. Notes that Cheshire has received two Mk XVI Mosquito with equipment and notes. Says that they will provide any other information if required.

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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…

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Letter from Air Ministry stating that as they have no information of any kind regarding the crew it is impossible to suggest whether he has escaped or is in hiding. Goes on to state they have no information on whether he was path-finding or to say…

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Letter from Wing Commander Lockhart informs her that her husband Squadron Leader C H Wilson was missing from air operation to Nuremberg on 30/31 March 1944. Crew had wide operational experience and hope that are safe but it will take a few weeks to…

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Letter to Mrs Wilson from Ellen Stevens, mother of navigator Sergeant J Stevens. She writes that her son had mentioned her husband's skill and experience and the crew had the utmost confidence in him. Hoping they will hear good news and asking her to…

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Letter to Mrs Wilson, wife of captain, from mother of Frank Fuller, rear gunner on the crew. Crew did not return from operations on 30/31 March Hoping for news. Will write if they hear anything.

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Telegram to Mrs J H Wilson informing her that her husband Flight Lieutenant/acting Squadron Leader C. H. Wilson is missing.

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…

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James Burchill was in the ATC before he volunteered for aircrew training. He was expected to be deferred but was told he had been chosen for immediate service. On one operation he was injured and by the time he was ready for operational duties again…

ETroglioGTroglioP440330.pdf
Giulio Troglio complains that his son Paolo hasn’t send news in the last 50 days and urges him to write and to share his service number; otherwise messages and parcels can’t be delivered to Oberchessen camp. Stresses how worried all family…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 29/30 April 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined in red. Includes two standby crews as well as timings and duty personnel.

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Target photograph of Nuremberg. Almost totally obscured by smoke and dust, some light streaks. No detail visible. Captioned '5B', '294 Skell.30/31.3.44.//NT 8" 21000' [arrow] 012° 0050 NURNBERG RD.D.1X4000.9X4.8X30.32secs.F/O BOTHA.D.50.' Reverse…

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Target photograph of Nuremberg. Rural area, no detail visible. Small light streaks. Captioned '5D', '288 Skell.30./31.3.44.//NT 8" 21000' 248° 0022 NURNBERG RD.V.1X4000.9X4.8X30.33secs.P/O Dobson.V.50'. On reverse '41/2 S OSTENDE'.

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Crew lists, briefing times and duty personnel for operations 30/31 March 1944
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