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

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Sent from France describing how his aircraft was shot down by a fighter, caught fire and he baled out. He was burned but treated by a French doctor. He was in hospital near Le Havre.

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Letter which was redirected to the Air Ministry. She writes that she has not heard from him for a few days. She writes about family and friends and her social activities. She says that his parcel arrived the previous day but that he would have to…

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She writes that her son is also missing and she understands that Mrs Wareing’s husband, Squadron Leader Bob Wareing was one of the crew. She asks that if Mrs Wareing has any news of her son she would be grateful if Mrs Wareing would let her know.

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Describes events during an operation against target in France when Robert Wareing's aircraft was attached by fighters and set on fire. Four crew members were killed and four baled out. Author and one other evaded with help of French resistance,…

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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…

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List of correspondence about Robert Wareing with dates starting 8 August 1944 until 16 March 1945 includes date sent, received, content and signatures,

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From Adjutant of No. 582 Squadron to Mrs Joan Wareing, He writes that he wanted to send a few lines of appreciation for Robert and his work and says that he also knew Robert’s brother Stanley. He says that they were both charming and had a keen…

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Writes enquiring if her husband had got safely back home as she had heard that he had returned to England with some other boys. She felt sure that he would remember her as she was with him when he was taken prisoner.

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Informs her that her husband was missing as a result of air operations night 7/8 August 1944.

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From officer commanding 582 Squadron, informing her that her husband has failed to return from an operation over enemy territory on the night of 7/8 August 1944. Mentions that he was captain of experienced crew and comments on character. No further…

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A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Szombathely. No detail is visible due to anti-aircraft explosions. It is captioned '1831.TOR.7/8 AUG.1944//NT.F8". 4500: ->330°0102½.Szombathely.A/D
R.18x250lbs.MKIII 15secs.Sgt…

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A navigational log prepared by Ted Neale

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Vertical aerial photograph of the dock area at Le Havre. The right side of the image is obscured by cloud or smoke. Captioned 'BIN 5-8-44 //8 12000' [arrow] 150 1841 Le Havre Li 13x1000 4x500 c5secs F/O Lester N 460'.

LAtkinsAH418514v1.pdf
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,…

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List screws and aircraft for operations on 8 August 1944. Includes three standby crews. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and most ticked. Includes duty personnel.

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Shows three bomb loads for seven, ten and five aircraft respectively. First load contains 1000 pound AMN59 bombs the second 1000 pound AMN65 and the third 1850 and 1500 pound parachute mines. Annotated 'Mining in Gironde'. Details distributor and…

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…

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…

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…

LCalvertRA1488619v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other than pilot of Flight Lieutenant Roger Calvert from 25 March 1943 to 6 July 1945. Detailing training and operations flown. Served at RAF Cranfield, RAF Great Massingham, RAF Ouston, RAF…
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