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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-08-16"

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Top left first page - three-quarter length portrait of an airman wearing tunic and side cap. Text notes that he joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long…

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Joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long association with 57 Squadron then flying Blenheims as part of British Expeditionary Force in France followed by…

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An explanation of the end of astro-navigation on board bomber aircraft in addition to GEE navigation. Navigators were required to carry sextants and take three astro readings every hour. One night the wrong astro-projector settings were supplied and…

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Target photograph of Stettin. Completely obscured by light streaks and balls of light. Captioned '3[degreesF', '8B', '2173 SKELL 16/17.8.44 // NT (C) 8" 15000' [ARROW] 138[DEGREES] 0106 STETTIN RD.A.1X2000,12JX500.30 secs. F/O.MARTIN A.61'. On the…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 16/17 August 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Three crews are flying with second pilot. Includes duty personnel and lists persons to attend briefing. Shows briefing times for those…

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Shows one bomb load for eight aircraft and one reserve for bombing and one load for seven aircraft for mine laying. Includes distributor, preselection and false height settings for main. Includes timings and number of squadron aircraft in which wave.…
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