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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-06-08"

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Account of repairs to tunnel which was attached by Bomber Command on 8/9 June 1944 which is still not open to traffic. Describes damage and provides account of repairs to craters. railway tracks and hole in the roof of tunnel.

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Provides date - night 8/9 June 1944, target- railway tunnel and bridge, Saumur, zero hour - 0200. Leader and marker no 1 - Wing Commander Cheshire flying Mosquito. Lists pilot and navigator of two other markers flying Mosquito. Lists 25 other crews…

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Concentration of craters at south end of target area, severe damage to tracks and embankment. Notes direct hit in roof of tunnel a few feet from south entrance and lists six other areas of damage.

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Relates that in response to request from the Army a planned operation was cancelled at late notice and replaced by operation against the railway tunnel at Saumur. As accurate bombing was required it was decided to use the recently available 12,000…

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To officer commanding Conningsby Base RAF Woodhall Spa passing on congratulations on success of Saumur tunnel operation.

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Standard buff file cover subject 'Saumur, 8/9 June. Contents 'Night photos, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, interpretation report, narrative'.

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There are four occasions when John was Mentioned in Despatches.

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Table with tare, petrol, bomb and all up weight with bomb load for three configurations for four, four and eight aircraft respectively.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 8/9 June 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and some ticked. Each crew has height annotated above it. Four crews are crossed through. Includes duty personnel.

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Shows three bomb loads for operation for four, eight and four aircraft respectively. Details preselection and false height settings as well as weights, timings, route and marking method with bombing instructions. On the reverse wave times.

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Target photograph of Rennes. Top right obscured by smoke and light streaks, urban area, street pattern and buildings visible. Captioned '5', '865 SKELL 8/9.6.44 //NT 8" 4000 [arrow] [track and time censored] RENNES RD.B.2X1000.14X500.[exposure…

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Target photograph of Rennes. Smoke and light streaks partially obscure top quarter of photograph. Railway marshalling yard top centre, prison just below it. Captioned '7B', '859 SKELL 8/9.6.44 //NT 8" 7000' [arrow] 087 0139 RENNES RD.T.2X1000,…

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Top aerial photograph at lower right shows one road running from middle left to bottom centre which splits into three from two junctions. Railway line runs along road. River valley runs middle left to bottom centre. Railway line runs from bottom…
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