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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-06-18"

Starts with hand drawn map of Normandy marking main towns. The author records his experience on or around D-Day of bailing out of an aircraft shot down and on fire, and the subsequent aid given to him by the French Resistance. He also records a…

Thomas Edward Noton was born in Greenwich on the 4th of April 1923. Upon leaving school he began a toolmaking apprenticeship, however, before finishing the course, Noton decided to join the Royal Air Force at the age of eighteen. He explains why he…

William Holmes remembers his time as a pilot in the RAF. Gives a vivid and graphic account of the dramatic crash-landing which left him badly injured and brought him to join the Guinea Pig Club. Remembers various episodes of his operational life:…

Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night of 17/18 June 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes one standby and one training crew as well as duty personnel.

List aircraft and crews for operations on night of 18/19 June 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Two standby crews have aircraft annotated. Includes two training crews and duty personnel.

Shows two bomb loads for operation. Details distributor and preselection settings as well as other information. Includes Window, timings, route and marking method. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed 2230'. On the reverse more bombing…

For new crew, captain Pilot Officer Gowing copy to Wing Commander Thompson. Form for all arrival drills and flying checks all ticked as completed. Signed by examining officer. 44 Squadron.

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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