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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-04-18"

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…

PPritchardA1704.jpg
Group of airmen sitting at tables.
Information supplied with the collection states 'Breifing [sic] Room RAF Waddington "Raid on Juvisy 18/19 April 1944" ' There is a banner with 'WC Kingsford-Smith'. he was the squadron's first commanding…

OThompsonKG12308603-150907-010095.jpg
Navigation calculations and a chart for operation to Rouen.

MBainA658930-180723-010001.jpg
Letter giving pension details to Isabel as a widow.

SChattertonJ159568v10119.jpg
Lists crews and aircraft for operations for 17/18 April 1944. One member of each crew is underlined in blue. 'Cancelled' written in large red letters acoss the page. Notes at the bottom.

SChattertonJ159568v10112.jpg
Shows two bomb loads in two columns with first column crossed out. Shows tare, petrol, bomb and all up weights.

SChattertonJ159568v10110.jpg
Shows single bomb load for squadron. Includes preselection settings, Window, zero hour and effort level. Describes method including target marking by Pathfinder Mosquito. On the reverse the route and notes.

POHaraHF16010021.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Rouen. Street pattern just visible but most of the image is obscured by bombs, smoke and anti-aircraft fire. Captioned at top right ‘4B 4B’. Captioned '646 WKY 18/19.4.44 // NT 8” 9000’ [arrow] 029° 0021 Rouen Q…

POHaraHF16010027.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Rouen. Street pattern just visible but most of the image is obscured by bombs, smoke and anti-aircraft fire. Captioned at top right ‘4B 4B’. Captioned '[undecipherable] WKY 18/19.4.44 // NT 8” 10000’ [arrow]…

POHaraHF16010014.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Rouen. Street patterns are visible but most of the image is obscured by flares or anti-aircraft fire. Captioned at top right ‘4B 4B’. Captioned along the bottom ‘[undecipherable] Wky 18/19-4-44 //NT 8” 8400’…

POHaraHF16010001.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Rouen. No ground detail visible, most of the image is obscured by flares or anti-aircraft fire. Captioned ‘5B 5B’and ‘647 Wky 18/19-4-44 //NT 8” 8000’ [arrow] 026° 0027 Rouen S 11x1000 4x500 19secs F/S…

EGrayHMGray[Wi]440318-0001.jpg
Registered letter envelope from Sergeant H M Gray at RAF Stradishall to Mrs H M Gray, Lightcliffe Yorkshire.
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