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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-05-02"

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An air gunner who has completed two tours. Requests advice on how to get back on operations.

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Provides results of attacks on Mailly le Camp military depot and tank park 3/4 May, Clerment-Ferrand aircraft factory 29/30 April, Toulouse aircraft assembly works and Montaudran airfield 5/6 April and 1/2 May, Lyon Motor vehicle works 1/2 May,…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations 1/2 May 1944. Includes duty personnel. Annotated with heights for each aircraft and handwritten notes. One member of each crew underlined in red. On the reverse handwritten calculations.

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Oliver Gomersal was navigator with 621 Squadron stationed in East Africa and Aden. On 2 May 1944 his Wellington successfully attacked a German submarine, U852.

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Account starts with crew names including Flight Sergeant Oliver Gomersal as navigator. Continues with front gunner seeing a wake which after following spotted a submarine. Detailed account of attack with depth charges and front gun and subsequent…
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