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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-07-04"

Signal message reports large concentration of craters, damage to entrance of caves and destruction of road rail in the area.

Date: 4/5 July 1944, target, zero hour 0130 hours. Lists leader and marker 1, Wing Commander Cheshire flying P-51. Marker 2 in Mosquito and 17 Lancaster carrying one tallboy bomb each.

Notes that despite allied bombing, V-1 campaign against London and South East continues. Notes decision to attack V-1 storage sites. 617 Squadron were to join 5 Group attack and use using 12,000 bombs to collapse roof of caves in which bombs were…

Buff file cover with contents: Photos, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit report

Flying log book for Ronald Bailey, flight engineer, covering the period from 5 May 1944 to 26 October 1946. Detailing his flying training operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at RAF Wombelton, RAF Tholthorpe, RAF Lissett, RAF…

Written by the father of the wireless operator Sgt Kenneth Francis to the captains wife. Continue to hope for crews survival and writes that they felt honoured that their son was flying with such a courageous pilot as Squadron Leader Wilson.

Pilots flying log book for Arthur Atkins, covering the period from 12 November 1942 to 12 July 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAAF Benalla, RAAF Somers, RAAF Malalla, RAAF Ascot Vale,…

Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 3/4 July 1944. Annotated 'Scrubbed' in large letters.

Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 4/5 July 1945. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. One crew has green cross alongside and duty crew has a change of captain to 'F/O Valentine'. Included duty personnel and five…

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

Shows a two bomb loads (MC and GP) and details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as other information. Includes route, times, Window, heights and wave timings. On the reverse Oboe marking plan as well as list of aircraft…

Target photograph of Saint-Leu-d'Esserent. Two large balls of light and a light streak. No clear details visible. Captioned '3°F', '6B CL', '1223 SKELL 4/5.7.44 //NT (C) 8" 17000 [arrow] 014° 0138 ST LEU D'ESSERENT RD.B.11X1000,4X500.27secs.W/C…

Target photograph of Saint-Leu-d'Esserent. Rural area, centre of photograph obscured by smoke and dust and a small area of light streaks. Roads visible. Captioned 3° F', '7B', '1213 SKELL 4/5.7.44 //NT 8" 16000 [arrow] 348° 0138 ST.LEU D'ESSERENT…

The log book covers the training and operational career of bomb aimer Peter Bellingham from 10 March 1943 to 21 February 1946. After training in South Africa he flew Halifaxes and Stirlings with 138 Squadron, taking part in 30 night operations over…
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