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

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To 54 Base Coningsby. Writes that he is enclosing results of Farnborough 'George' (automatic pilot) team to 617 Squadron. Has produced phenomenal improvement in all aircraft,

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From officer at Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough. Thanks respondent for memorandum and goes on to discuss that operational efficiency of Bomber Command could be greatly enhanced by maintenance in good order of automatic pilot.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 6/7 July 1944. Includes five standby crews which have aircraft letters annotated. Shows one training crew as well as duty personnel.

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Table with tare weight, petrol, bomb and all up weights and bomb load for a single configuration for all aircraft

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Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings. Also includes timings, Window, heights and wave times. On the reverse notes on marking and spoof attach by Mosquito with location.

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Lists next of kin for crew missing 7/8 July 1944. Captain was Rhodesian. Page is scribbled over in blue pencil.

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Target photograph of Saint-Leu-d'Esserent. Partially obscured by light streaks. Road and field patterns visible, but no clear detail. Captioned '5°F', '7B', '1231 SKELL 7/8.7.44 //NT 8" 15000' [arrow] 015° 0117 ST.L.D'ESSERENT…

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Target photograph of Saint-Leu-d'Esserent. Obscured by smoke, dust and light streaks. Captioned '5°F', '7B', '1230 SKELL 7/8.7.44 //NT 8" 14000' [arrow] 024° 0121 ST.L.D'ESSERENT RD.D.11X1000,4X500.C25secs.P/O CURPHEY D.50'. On the reverse…

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Lists 18 crews and aircraft for operations on night 7/8 July 1944. Five standby crews are allocated aircraft 'U G Z X F'. all aircraft have a figure '65' annotated except two which have '59' and one with 'MC'. Included duty personnel.

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Target photograph of Saint-Leu-d'Esserent. Centre right of photograph obscured by light streaks, river Oise from left to right, red dot in centre. Top third appears rural. Captioned '5°F', '7B', '1228 SKELL 7/8.7.44 //NT (C) 8" 13000' [arrow] 025°…
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