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

The letter expresses sadness that Ron is missing.
[only one page of the letter is present]

Three items, Edward's brief description of the operation, to marshalling yards at Montdidier, their own bomb aimer sick so took wing commander. Due to low cloud over target ordered to return with their bombs. Edward's planned navigation plot and a…

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,…

Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for J R Watson, flight engineer, covering the period from 2 November 1943 to 30 March 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Faldingworth, RAF Wickenby, RAF…

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…

Informs him that his son's personal effects had been forwarded to the RAF central depository.

Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for W C Holmes, covering the period from 18 August 1942 to 18 May 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 512 squadron and transport command. He was stationed at…

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:…

He writes of the weather, flying and his car.

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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.
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