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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-07-25"

MSaintTJ1452007-180212-01.pdf
Diary from joining the RAF in may 1941, through training as groundcrew and then volunteered for aircrew and eventually trained as air gunner and posting to 514 Squadron. Describes operations while on the squadron and notes details and losses.…

LSaintTJ1452007v1.pdf
Flying log book for T J saint, air gunner, covering the period from 22 August 1943 to 10 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Morpeth, RAF Wing, RAF Little Horwood, RAF Newmarket, RAF Stradishall, RAF…

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…

LMackieGA855966v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book two, for George Alexander Mackie, covering the period from 24 September 1943 to 17 February 1946. Detailing his instructor duties, operations flown and post war flying with 46 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Waterbeach, RAF…

PToombsSE15100002.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph identified as Bois Desjardins. Much of the image is obscured by bright lights. Captioned '5691 BIN. 25/26-7-44 //NT(C) 8" 10.000' [arrow] 070° 0253 Bois Desjardins Y. 18x500. 19 secs. P/O. Lester. V 460'.

PToombsSE15100001.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of bombing of Ardouval. The bottom half of the image is partially obscured by bomb explosions. Captioned '5656 BIN 25-7-44 //8 14000' [arrow] 125° 0843 Ardouval S 11x1000 4x500 c 30 secs P/O Lester T. 460'.

PWoolfAS1701.jpg
Arthur Woolf was working in an office before he volunteered for the RAF. He was keen on flying and would cycle to Castle Bromwich airfield to watch the aircraft. He was accepted for aircrew training and became a wireless operator. After joining a…

PBarnesR1701.jpg
Robert Barnes, as flight engineer had to deal with an emergency on one flight when during the process of changing the fuel tanks the aircraft went into a steep dive.

LGodfreyCR1281391v10053.jpg
Lists of crew and positions with some extra notes. First operation as crew 6 May 1944. Night operations May and June. July targets included Kiel, Stuttgart, Hamburg. Mentions crews missing. Daylight operationd to Trossy St Maximin and provides some…

SChattertonJ159568v10542.jpg
Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details distributor and preselection settings. Includes timings and bombing heights, On the reverse mentions Newhaven, Parramatta and Wanganui marking, pathfinders, master bomber actions and call sign. Includes…

SChattertonJ159568v10540.jpg
Lists crews and aircraft for operations on nigh 25/26 July 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Fourth crew member in right hand, top row crew is replaced wit 'F/O Legg'. Includes two standby crews and duty personnel. On the…

SChattertonJ159568v10524.jpg
Lists next of kin for crew of Lancaster from 44 Squadron lost on night of 25/26 July 1944. Page is scribbled over with blue line.

SChattertonJ159568v10472.jpg
Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 25/26 July 1944. Fifth member of each crew is underlined. Most crews are ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel. Annotated 'W/O Cameron, Sgt Williams, Duty Crew'.

SChattertonJ159568v10138.jpg
List crews and aircraft for operations on night 24/25 July 1945. Includes duty personnel. On the reverse part of a medical form, not filled in and scribbled over in blue.

PHouriganM18030049.jpg
Target photograph of Donges. Little detail visible, red dot just right of centre. Light streaks and small number of explosions. Captioned '8°F', '7B', '1449 SKELL.24/25/7.44//NT.8" 8600' [arrow] 314° 0142 DONGES RD.V.11X1000,4X500.19secs.F/LT…

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…

PHouriganM18030011.jpg
Target photograph of Donges. Light streaks and red dot just above centre of photograph. Captioned '5°F', '8B', '1450 SKELL.24/25.7.44//NT.8" 10750' [arrow] 315° 0143 DONGES RD.E.11X1000.4X500.22secs.F/LT FLINT.E.50.' On the reverse '[underlined]…

LJonesTJ184141v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Sergeant Tom Jones from 17 August 1943 to 27 August 1945. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Served at RAF Mildenhall, RAF Warboys, RAF…

PHouriganM18020001.jpg
Target photograph of St. Cyr, urban area, street patterns visible although largely obscured by smoke and dust from bomb explosions. Two sets of railway tracks from top right corner, four bomb explosions and many bomb craters. A red dot is visible on…

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…

LBellinghamPF1397635v1.pdf
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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