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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-10-03"

MDayW[Ser#-Dob]-160121-01.pdf
List containing some some basic service history and some details of flights made by crew of Flight Sergeant A Barford with individual pages for pilot Barford, Warrant Officer William Day - air gunner, Flight Sergeant F Bolan RCAF- navigator, Warrant…

EWilsonRCWilsonWJ-M441003.jpg
Reg has received his first parcel. He is very happy with the 500 cigarettes. In the afternoon he received a second parcel with books.

LSmithNW240905v1.pdf
Extract from Norman William Smith’s air gunner logbook covering operations between 12 August 1944 and 3 December 1944 flying on Lancaster with 166 Squadron C Flight. 16 daylight and 15 night operations are recorded. Targets were Rieme, Stuttgart,…

NWeedenRC170409-040006.jpg
Article with b/w photograph of shoreline with flooded craters marked as 'gun positions'. Breach indicated by arrow. Explanatory text explains photo shows sea water swirling through breach made by RAF blockbusters in dyke guarding island of Walcheren.

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NWeedenRC170409-040005.jpg
Photograph of shoreline with 'breach' indicated by arrow and shows flooded area. Text explains that the photograph shows breach in dyke with sea rushing in. Germans report 6000 of garrison trapped by floods.

NWeedenRC170409-040004.jpg
Article with small map and text explaining that the whole of a German fortress on island of Walcheren off the Dutch coast lay below the waters of the north sea. The RAF used 12,000 lb bombs to breach the sea wall.

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NWeedenRC170409-040003.jpg
Article with b/w photograph showing shoreline with water filled cratered gun positions. In the distance top a village. Explanatory text explains that photograph showed results of RAF blasting of the sea wall near Westkapelle on island of Walcheren.

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NWeedenRC170409-040002.jpg
Describes damage after RAF 12,000 lb bombs used to breach sea wall on island of Walcheren. Sea engulfed German guns and defence posts. Area 1000 yards by 700 yards flooded. Map shows area.

NWeedenRC170409-040001.jpg
Photograph of flooded craters on shoreline with village at top. Explanatory text describes what happened after RAF 12,000-pounders tore breach in sea wall of Dutch island of Walcheren.

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LWeedenRC153661v1.pdf
Flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for R C Weeden, navigator, covering the period from 27 May 1943 to 31 January 1948. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 35 squadron. He was stationed at RCAF Malton,…

MPotterPL1878961-150914-07.pdf
Starts with account of operation to Paris on 3 May 1944 when attacked by Me 109 and writes of crew actions. Continues with list of operations giving details of target, anti-aircraft fire, flight time, some bomb loads, events, results. From 3 August…

MPotterPL1878961-150914-06.pdf
Flying log book excerpts from P L Potter’s log book, covering the period from 3 May 1944 to 17 December 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Hixon and RAF Wickenby. Aircraft flown in were Wellington 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,…

EOCRAFCentDepWareingJ441003.jpg
Writes requesting that she sign the enclosed indemnity form in order that they may send her the personal effects of her husband. They also say they are pleased to hear that she has received good news about her husband.

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Two target photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Westkapelle dyke which was bombed to flood Walchern Island, which was below sea level.
Photo 2 is a night attack on Dortmund, most of the image obscured by anti-aircraft fire and target indicators.

PFordTA17030006.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of the Westkapelle Dyke, Vlissingen. The coastline can be seen but little on the ground. annotated '1831 MEP 3.10.44// 8” 5,000 [arrow] 158[degrees] 1355. WEST CAPELLE DYK. N. 1 x 4000. 6x1000. 1x500.C 20 SECS. F/O…

MFordTA1585520-170411-030001.jpg
A list of the 21 aircraft and crews that took part in the operation to bomb Westkapelle Dyke.
A second two page list is a draft of the first document, with handwritten annotations.

LFordTA1585520v1.pdf
Flying Officer T.A. Ford’s RCAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book, from 11th July 1942 to 27th August 1950, detailing his training in Great Britain and Canada and operations as a pilot and flying instructor. Also includes post-war duties with Transport…

PThomasAF20040027.jpg
An oblique aerial photograph of a flooded landscape. The sea walls had been breached to stop the German Army using heavy gun batteries.

PGrundyAF1515.jpg
Target photograph of a coastline running from bottom right to centre left then bottom left. There is a bomb explosion centre left.

PGrundyAF15010040.jpg
Top - coastline curving from top left to centre left and then bottom centre. Bomb explosions visible in centre just inland of coast. Bottom - coastline juts out from bottom to centre with bomb explosion on coastline at centre.

PGrundyAF15010039.jpg
Top - coastline curving from top left to bottom centre. Some bomb explosions are visible bottom left on coast. Bottom - open ground with a built up area centre left. Bomb explosions bottom right quadrant.

LDonaldsonDW70185v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for David W Donaldson. This is a newly bound compilation of 3 log books covering the period from 12 March 1938 to 19 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, Instructor duties and special duties flying.…
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