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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-06-16"

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…

LGomersalO139719v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Flight Lieutenant Oliver Gomersal from 17 September 1943 to 7 November 1944. He trained as a navigator in Great Britain and in South Africa and was stationed in East Africa and Yemen with 621 Squadron.…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 16/17 June 1944. Members of each crew have aircraft letters annotated against them. Includes duty personnel.

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Shows two bomb loads for operation, one for thirteen aircraft, some with long delay bombs, and the other for four aircraft. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as Window, weights, timings, route and marking method…

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Table with tare weight, petrol, bomb and all up weights and bomb load for two configurations, one for four aircraft and the other for the rest (Main).

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 16/17 June 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. One crew, top row right, is struck through. Four crew are annotated as 'no camera lecture'. Includes duty personnel.

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Writes he is sorry he cannot see her tonight as he is very tired. Mentions the trip last night was fairly quiet but they had been engaged by friendly anti-aircraft artillery on return. Says today is stand down.

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Buff file cover lists contents: No photos - all failures, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, interpretation report. crew list.

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States date 15/16 June 1944, target, zero hour 2235. Shows Wing Commander Cheshire leader and marker in Mosquito and 22 crews flying Lancaster all armed with Tallboy bombs.

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Describes planned timing to attack 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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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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Printed list of 31 operations in which W Breckenbridge was pilot. W B Baker was mid-upper gunner on all but 10 of these operations. Hand-written note on the final sheet reads, 'Doc 115 - Recommendation for honours and awards, station diary 30/01/44'.

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From Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough provides information from experts at Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough concerning trimming Mosquito VI to avoid sideslip. After technical explanation goes on to discuss fitting new artificial…
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