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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-05-21"

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…

MEdwardsAE2202190-161024-02.pdf
Lists 42 operations with dates, targets, aircraft, fuel, bomb loads, times and accounts of sortie for each one. Mentions Pathfinder marking, occasional air sickness, Master Bomber, number of aircraft lost on some operations, damage to aircraft on a…

PMitchellJEF16010004.jpg
An officer leading a parade of RAF servicemen along a street with a saluting platform with many dignitaries on the left. In the background the street lined with trees and spectators. On the reverse 'Pre service parade. Nottingham Forrest - May 21…

LMackieGA855966v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book two, for George Alexander Mackie, covering the period from 24 September 1943 to 17 February 1946. Detailing his instructor duties, operations flown and post war flying with 46 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Waterbeach, RAF…

EValentineJRMValentineUM440521-0001.jpg
Number 163-20. Reports no mail arrived but has had a few small tobacco parcels. Still practising violin in incinerator, camp believes he is "round the bend". Catches up with family/friends news.

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Navigation calculations and a chart for operation to Duisburg.

EAirMinArrowssmithHP440528-0001.jpg
The letter refers to Les Arrowsmith being reported missing following an operation in a Lancaster to bomb Duisburg on the night of 21-22 May 1944.

AHolmesEA160129.mp3
Ernest Holmes joined the RAF and served as a pilot, flying operations first with 76 Squadron and then on Pathfinders. Gives a vivid and detailed account of when he was shot down over Holland: how he was given shelter by a farmer’s family and moved…

SChattertonJ159568v10062.jpg
List aircraft and crews for operations 21/22 May 1944. Includes duty personnel. Annotated 'Bombing, colours' and some pencilled notes. On the reverse handwritten notes on bombing method, route,timings, Window.

SChattertonJ159568v10061.jpg
Four columns showing Tare, petrol, bomb and all up weights. Five aircaft for gardening and eleven for bombing.

SChattertonJ159568v10059.jpg
Indicates four bomb loads, one of parachute mines for gardening and three for conventional bombs for bombing. Includes preselection settings, false height settings, window, route. Annotated 'Kiel bay, Duisberg'. Notes on the reverse.

LJonesTJ184141v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Sergeant Tom Jones from 17 August 1943 to 27 August 1945. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Served at RAF Mildenhall, RAF Warboys, RAF…

LGrayHM184299v1.pdf
Navigator's, air bomber's and air gunner's flying log book for Sergeant Herbert Gray from 21 February 1944 to 10 November 1945. Detailing training and operations flown. Served at RAF Stradishall, RAF Hemswell and RAF Elsham Wolds. Aircraft flown were…
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