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

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Describes planned timing to attach at the same time as the main force. Reports that weather was unfavourable. After initially cancelling the operation leader checked out weather at low level but decided low visibility and target defences precluded…

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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…

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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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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…

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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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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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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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Reports severe damage to shipping over the whole dock area. Describes hits on E-boat pens, with some craters visible on roof with no apparent damage. Three oil storage tanks destroyed, Describes other damage to port area and facilities. Mentions…

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Gives overall assessment and then detailed list of damage to E-boat pens, oil tanks, fuel storage, warehouses, huts, vessels, cranes, port facilities, public buildings, arsenal, other buildings in the town including the casino.

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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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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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Target photograph showing built up area on the left and harbour area on the right. Bright spot centre one third way up. Caption '130, WS 14/15.6.44, NT 82, Le Havre RD, K1, 1 x 14000, F/L Wilson N, 617'. On the reverse 53:93/11'.

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Target photograph showing coastline on the left. Caption '138, W.S 14/15.6.44, Le Havre RD, S, 1 x 14000, F/Lt Reid, S, 617'. On the reverse '53:93/12 Photo 159'.

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Target photograph showing bright spots bottom left and bottom centre. Caption '172, W.s. 14/15.6.44, NT 8", Le Havre, T, 1 x 14000, F/O Willsher, T, 617'. On the reverse '51:93/13'

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Target photograph showing two bright spots on left side. Caption '148, ,W.S. 14/15.6.44, NT 8", Le Havre RD, V, 1 x 14000, F/O Cheney, V, 617'. On the reverse '51/93/14'.

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Target photograph showing bright spots bottom left and just right of centre. Caption '141, WS 14/15.6.44, NT 8", Le Havre RD, V, 1 x 14000, F/O Cheney, V, 617'. On the reverse '51:93/15'.

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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.

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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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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.

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…

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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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