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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-08-05"

BWareingRWareingRv2.pdf
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…

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…

PToombsSE15100016.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Le Havre showing part of the dock area. Captioned 'BIN 5-8-44 //8 12000' [arrow] 150 1841 Le Havre Li 13x1000 4x500 c5secs F/O Lester N 460'.

PToombsSE15100014.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Le Havre. Much of the centre of the photograph is obscured by explosions and smoke.
Captioned 'Captioned 'BIN 5-8-44 //8 12000' [arrow] 150 1841 Le Havre Li 13x1000 4x500 c5secs F/O Lester N 460'.

PToombsSE15100013.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Le Havre. The left side of the image (the port area) is obscured by bomb explosions. Several ships are aground on the beach. Captioned 'BIN 5-8-44 //8 12000' [arrow] 150 1841 Le Havre Li 13x1000 4x500 c5secs F/O Lester N…

PToombsSE15100005.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of Pauillac. At the top an industrial area is on fire with much smoke and bomb craters visible. In the river a ship is lying on its side. Captioned '5789 BIN 5-8-44 //8 8000' [arrow] 110° 1907 Paulliac Li 9x1000 3x500 c…

SChattertonJ159568v10510.jpg
List crews and aircraft for possible operations on 5 August 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and most are ticked. Includes three standby crews.

SChattertonJ159568v10509.jpg
Shows three bomb loads for seven, one and five/two aircraft respectively. Annotated '59s MC and 65s GP' alongside preselection settings. Includes distributor settings, times, Window, weights, bombing heights and marking and notes 'Shepherd in…

SChattertonJ159568v10507.jpg
Lists crews and aircraft for possible operations on 6 August 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and most annotated with 'X' alongside. Includes one standby crew. Two crews are detailed for x-country training flights on night 5 August…

PHouriganM18030003.jpg
Target photograph of Saint-Leu-d'Esserent. Railway bridge crossing river Oise top right. Left side of photograph partially obscured by smoke and dust, very many craters. Captioned '5F', '5B', '1789 SKELL. 5.8.44//8" 17500' [arrow] 070° 1334…

LBriggsDW56124v1.pdf
Donald Briggs served as a flight engineer with 156 Squadron Pathfinders flying Lancasters from RAF Upwood between 27 May 1944 and 31 March 1945. The incomplete log book includes 62 daylight and night time operations to French, German, Dutch 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…

LGrayHM184299v1.pdf
Navigator's, air bomber's and air gunner's flying log book for Sergeant Herbert Gray from 21 February 1944 to 10 November 1945. Detailing training and operations flown. Served at RAF Stradishall, RAF Hemswell and RAF Elsham Wolds. Aircraft flown were…
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