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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-06-15"

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Message is a copy of Headquarters Bomber Command signal congratulating crews that their attacks on Le Havre and Boulogne succeeded in virtually destroying German naval assets in those harbours.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night of 14/15 June 1944. Includes three standby crews and duty personnel. Two operational and all standby crews are crossed through.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 14/15 June 1944. Fourth member or each crew is underlined and ticked. One crew member in first crew (top left) is crossed out and annotated 'F/O Clegg'. Two other crews are struck through. Includes…

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Top aerial vertical photograph shows a Lancaster top centre going from left to right. Well below are clouds and bomb explosions. Four roads from right side converge under the left centre of cloud. Bottom aerial vertical photograph shows another…

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…

LBriggsDW56124v1.pdf
Donald Briggs served as a flight engineer with 156 Squadron Pathfinders flying Lancasters from RAF Upwood between 27 May 1944 and 31 March 1945. The incomplete log book includes 62 daylight and night time operations to French, German, Dutch and…

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…

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…

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Writes that he has been unable to write or phone as has been due to fly but it had been scrubbed. Says that he went on operation to Poitiers where they lost two engines and his turret was damaged. Writes they are off on tenth operation that night.

SBriarsRA1299161v1.pdf
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…

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.…

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Reconnaissance photograph showing open countryside with road running top left to right and another from bottom left to right. On the reverse '15.6.44, WS G 80, 51:92/25'.

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Reconnaissance photograph showing mostly open countryside. Bottom right shows entrance to railway tunnel with large crater and other craters to the right. On the reverse '15.6.44, WS, G79, 51:92/20'.

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Reconnaissance photograph showing river running top to bottom on right and rail bridge running from right to left with entrance to tunnel top left. A road runs down the riverbank from top to bottom. Large crater visible on road just below bridge.…

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Reconnaissance photograph showing road running top to bottom on the right side. To the right a river. Top right a railway bridge with rail line running into a tunnel just left of road. To the left of the road a built up area. A crater is visible on…

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Reconnaissance photograph showing entrance of railway tunnel one quarter way down in centre with large crater to right of entrance. Other craters to the left of entrance. three roads join top slightly left and run to left and right sides. On the…

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Buff file over listing contents of file: photos, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, Message from C in C, interpretation report, crew list, narrative.

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Specifies date - 14/15 June 1944, target and zero hour 2235 hours. Lists crews with Wing Commander Cheshire leading along with two other markers flying Mosquito and 22 crews flying Lancaster all armed with one Tallboy bomb.

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Account of operation against sheltered E-boats in Le Havre harbour. Tasks to assist Navy in their fight against E-boats who were operating against allied invasion forces. States pens would be invulnerable even to 12,000 lb bombs therefore, bombs…

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Describes damage to E-boat pens mentioning some direct hits and definite damage to north-west corner. Mentions other hits and heavy damage to small craft, a floating dock, jetties and basins. Limited damage outside dock area.

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Mentions two or three direct hits which penetrated the roof as well as some near misses. Describes damage to roof and foundations and subsequent collapse of the roof.

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Target photograph showing harbour area on the left side with two bright marks centre and bottom left. Caption '126, WS 14/15.6.44, NT 8, Le Havre RD, F, 1 x 14000, F/O Stanford, F, 617'. On the reverse '1700, from Pens'.

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Target photograph showing harbour area on the left with bright spots top left quadrant and centre left. Caption '128, WS 14/15.6.44, NT 82, Le Havre RD, F, 1 x 14000, F/O Stanford, F, 617'. On the reverse '51:93/9'.

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Target photograph showing harbour area on the left with bright spots top left quadrant and just below centre left. Caption '146, WS 14/15.6.44, NT8", Le Havre RD, J, 1 x 14000, P/O Gingles, L, 617'. On the reverse 53:93/10'.
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