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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-08-12"

YPearceAT1874945v4.pdf
Memorandum items addresses of friends and acquaintances, mentions many days/evenings out and what sort of time he had in Belfast, Lincoln, Gainsborough and many others. Mentions various journeys and postings, lists birthdays. Jots down daily…

LEylesCW900473v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for C W Eyles, bomb aimer, covering the period from 9 July 1942 to 14 October 1944. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Dumfries, RAF Abingdon,…

SChattertonJ159568v10485.jpg
Shows a single bomb load for operation and includes distributor, and preselection settings, timings and other details. On the reverse instructions for H2S aircraft, list of aircraft and headings and Window instructions.

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Newspaper title

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…

LElliottFW1865520v1.pdf
Wireless operators flying log book for F W Elliott, covering the period from 1 October 1943 to 13 July 1947. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying duties with Radio Warfare Establishment. He was stationed at RAF Madley,…

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…

PHouriganM18010093.jpg
Target photograph of Givors. Rural area with field patterns, a dense wood and sparse settlements. Captioned ‘8°F’, '6B 1963. SKELL.11/12.8.44//NT.8” 8000’ [arrow] 048° 0104. GIVORS RD.F. 8x1000. 3x500. 23secs. F/L PARKER F. 61. On…

PBeasleyDG1727.jpg
At the start of the war, Doug Beasley left school at 16 to start work. Initially a member of the Air Training Corps, he was sent for aircrew selection when he became 18. There was a 12-month wait to enlist as a pilot, so he opted to become a flight…

EHoganPJHoganDH440812.jpg
Apologises for not writing recently but he had done little but fly. Tells story about crewmember. Mentions not receiving mail for a week and other gossip.

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Letter from Eileen to Joan expressing sympathy at her news and saying that they are all thinking of her at this time and hope that she will receive good news soon.

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Sorry to hear the news about Robert.

EDoubledayAWScrimshawS440814.jpg
The letter advises Chris' wife that her husband is missing.

LGomersalO139719v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Flight Lieutenant Oliver Gomersal from 17 September 1943 to 7 November 1944. He trained as a navigator in Great Britain and in South Africa and was stationed in East Africa and Yemen with 621 Squadron.…

SChattertonJ159568v10491.jpg
List crews and aircraft for operations on night 11/12 August 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes one standby crew, duty personnel and briefing times. Shows one crew for night flying training.

SChattertonJ159568v10487.jpg
List crews and aircraft for operations on night 12/13 August 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes three standby crews. Seven crews are crossed out and two have circles drawn around underlined crew member. Includes personnel to…

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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