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

LWakefieldHE174040v1.pdf
Harold Wakefield's RAF Navigator's, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner's Flying Log Book, from 16th August 1943 to 16th August 1946, recording training, operations, instructional duties and Transport Command duties to India and the Far East as a Flight…

LEylesCW900473v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for C W Eyles, bomb aimer, covering the period from 9 July 1942 to 14 October 1944. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Dumfries, RAF Abingdon,…

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Writes to congratulate him on achieving his 30 operations and says they are very proud of him. Eagerly awaiting his homecoming but know that it will be a strain to say goodbye to his companions. Mentions his father's reception of the good news and…

BCleggPVWilsonDv1.pdf
Biography of Squadron Leader David James Baikie Wilson, DSO, DFC and Bar (1917 - 1947). He flew operations as a pilot with 214, 196 and 617 Squadrons before becoming Head of Aerodynamic Development and Testing, and Test-Pilot at A V Roe & Co Ltd.…

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A memorial plaque, with a propeller blade and stone supports and a gravestone for the seven airmen who died when their Lancaster crashed at Giverny. A handwritten note says 'Qiverny (Giverny) Northern France'.

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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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Target photograph showing open countryside with rali line running top centre to centre. Bomb explosion centre slight below middle to the left of rail line. Caption '100, w.s., 8/9.6.44, NT 8", 312, 0214, Special Target, W, 1 x 14000, 15 secs, S/Ldr…

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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.

LWarnerJ1623709v1.pdf
Navigator's, air bomber's and air gunner's flying log book for Jack Warner, flight engineer. Covering the period from 2 July 1943 to 28 January 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Topcliffe, RAF Leeming,…

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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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