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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-06-19"

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Award of path finder force badge, Qualified and entitled to wear badge.

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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From officer at Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough. Apologises for late arrival of an unspecified object enclosed. Goes on to describing difficulties in obtaining various types of car. Continues with discussion of performance of 'George'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields. Road runs top left to bottom right. Caption '196, W.S., 19.6.44, 8", 16500, 035 degrees, A., A., 617'. On the reverse '51:95/5'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields on the left. Caption '170, W.S., 19.6.44, 8", 18500, 200 degrees, B., B., 617'. On the reverse '51;95/6'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields. Road runs top left top bottom right. Cap[tion '161, WS, 19.6.44, 8", 17500, 030 degrees, C., C., 617'. On the reverse '51:95/7'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields on the left and an open area on the right. Caption ' 162. WS, 19.6.44, 8", 17500, 030 degrees, C., C., 617'. On the reverse '51:95/8'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside. Caption '186, W.S., 19.6.44, 8", 18500, 200 dsegrees, H., H., 617', On the reverse '51:95/9'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields bottom left and an open area on the right. Roads run top left to bottom right. Caption '155, WS, 19.6.44, 18400, 020 degrees, J., L., 617'. On the reverse '51:95/10'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields, Road runs top left to bottom right. Caption '154, WS, 19.6.44, 8", 020 degrees, J., L., 617'. On the reverse '51:95/11'.

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Target photograph showing open country with fields at the bottom and open area at the top. Caption '184, WS, 19.6.44, 8", 17000, 216 degrees, P., P., 617'. On the reverse '51:05/12'.

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Target photograph partially obscured by cloud showing open countryside with some roads. Caption '152, WS, 19.6.44, 8", 16700, 240 degrees, S., S., 617'. On the reverse '51:95/13'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields at the top. Caption '165A, WS, 19.6.44, 8", 17500, 260, W., W., 617'. On the reverse '51:95/14'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields and a road running top left to bottom right. There is an open area with no fields top right. Caption '173, WS, 19.6.44, 8", 17500, 047, X., X., 617'. On the reverse '51:95/15'.

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States date 19 June 1944, Target constructional works Watten, zero hour 1915/1931. Lists leader/marker Wing Commander Cheshire and marker 2, Squadron Leader Shannon in Mosquito with 18 crews flying Lancaster all armed with Tallboy bombs.

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Explains that the enemy had brought much vaunted secret weapons into action including V2 missile. Five launching platforms were known to exits and 617 as a precision bombing squadron to destroy these sites. First target allotted was at Watten to the…

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Buff file cover with list of contents: day photos, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, PRU report from B.C.I..R.

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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.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 19/20 June 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes two training crews and duty personnel.

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Shows a number of different bomb loads for main and other aircraft. Details preselection and other settings. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed 1800 hours' in large letters.

LAnsellHT1893553v1.pdf
The log book covers the training and operational duties of Flight Engineer Sergeant Harry Thomas Ansell, from 14 April 1944 to 24 May 1945. He trained at RAF Torquay, RAF St Athan, RAF Stockport and was stationed at RAF Wigsley, RAF Syerston, RAF…

LFirthJB1850441v10001.pdf
Navigator's, air bomber's and air gunner's flying log book for Sergeant John Firth from 31 March 1944 to 7 August 1944. Detailing training and operations flown. Served at RAF Wigsley, RAF Syerston, RAF Skellingthorpe. Aircraft flown were Stirling and…
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