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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-06-06"

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First five operations on 149 Squadron Stirling, then one operation on 218 Squadron before he Joined 75 Squadron on 16 January 1945. List 15 operations as air gunner on Stirling and Lancaster.

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Starts with hand drawn map of Normandy marking main towns. The author records his experience on or around D-Day of bailing out of an aircraft shot down and on fire, and the subsequent aid given to him by the French Resistance. He also records a…

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Two certificates for A/Squadron Leader R Wareing DFC RAFVR mentioned in dispatches 14 January 1944. List of stars, clasps and medals with x on four medals/stars.

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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…

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G.R. Hutton’s Navigator’s, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 19th May 1943 to 24th August 1945, detailing training, operations and instructional duties as an Air Gunner. He was stationed at RAF Pembrey (1 AGS), RAF…

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Letter number 29. Thanks them for letter and mentions time mail takes. Catches up with news and talks of leave plans and nearly finished.

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Map of the English Cahnnel and French coast showing the routes of Operation Taxable, Operation Glimmer and Operation Mandrel. Captioned 'R.C.M. - Overlord - Night of 5 - 6 June, 1944'. 'Diagram of D Day invasion hoax showing the parts played by both…

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Recounts a lecture using models of targets which when viewed from 6 yards represent various sizes at various distances. Problem is to know accurately what height you are.

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Expresses appreciation for completing a large part of his tour under command of Willis. Writes about his tour as instructor and news of his crew. Assumes Willis will return as station commander at Foulsham or a postilion in group and if so requests…

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Kenneth Trueman was working as a carpenter before he volunteered for the RAF and trained as a navigator in South Africa He flew operations with 640 Squadron. On their twenty fifth operation his aircraft was attacked by a night fighter. He baled out…

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Anthony Thompson worked as an engineer for the Post Office before he volunteered for teh Air Force. While training as a pilot in Canada it was discovered he had a difficulty with perception and he trained instead as a navigator. On return to the…

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Two letters written by Dwight Eisenhower to Sir Arthur Harris. The first compliments Harris on his performance at Caen. The second reflects on the Normandy campaign and thanks Harris for his skill and dedication.
On the reverse 'These enclosed with…

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Jack Warner grew up in Huddersfield. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force and trained at RAF Filey and RAF St Athan. He completed a tour of 37 operations as a flight engineer with 428 Squadron from Middleton St George. On one mine laying…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 6/7 June 1944. Includes four standby crews and duty personnel.

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Details of three different bomb loads for squadron aircraft by letter with pre-selection settings. Annotated 'Caen' in red.

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List of crews with red line under the fourth crew member in each crew, Includes duty personnel and briefing times.

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Tare, fuel, bomb, and all up weights as well as bomb loads for all squadron aircraft. Three columns reflecting three different bomb and fuel loads.

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Form containing bomb load, pre-selection settings, false height settings, operation timings, route including target coordinates in France near Rouen, wave times. On the reverse handwritten notes on target marking including that red target indicators…

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Lists of crews for operations 5/6 June 1945. Includes duty personnel and briefing times. Handwritten figures between 8000 and 12000 at 500 intervals above each crew.

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Target photograph of Argentan. Upper two thirds obscured by smoke or dust and light streaks. Urban with street patterns visible. Captioned '8B', '830 SKELL.6/7.6.44.//NT8" 3000 [arrow] 190° 0130 ARGENTAN RD.J.2X1000.14X500.15secs.P/O LAIDLAW.J.50'.…

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In the sky, parachutes are floating down from aircraft and landing in the distance. Tanks from either side are engaged in battle. Black and white striped landing craft are disgorging their troops onto the beach. Many of the landing craft are engulfed…
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