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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-10-07"

YHendersonIG19220504v1.pdf
Gives accounts of operations including target, opposition, anti-aircraft fire, success of bombing, day or night, weather conditions. From September 1944 through to April 1945. Last page has list of losses.

BHendersonIGHendersonIGv1.pdf
Aircraft from 153 Squadron at Scampton. Describes crew and some history of the aircraft "P" Peter. Goes on to describe operation in detail from briefing, through the flight with navigation details, bombing and return to base. Saw no sign of Luftwaffe…

PFordTA17040008.jpg
Four photographs from an album. Photo 1 is a target photograph of Emmerich. The river Rhine is visible but no ground detail. Photo 2 and 3 are Terry and Eddy at the controls on the way home from the Emmerich operation. Photo 4 is six airmen and a…

PFordTA17040007.jpg
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.

PFordTA17030008.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of Emmerich during an operation.The ground detail is obscured by explosions but the Rhine is visible at the top of the image. Annotated '1883 MEP 7.10.44// 8 12,000 [arrow] 110[degrees] 1433 EMMERICH. N. 1 x 4000. 15x4.C…

PFordTA17030007.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of Dortmund during an operation at night. No detail on the ground is visible and half the image is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. Annotated '1863 MEP 6/7.10.44// NT. 8” 21,000 [arrow] 310[degrees] 2030 DORTMUND. N. 1…

AThomasJH180122.mp3
John Thomas was born in Australia and joined the RAF in 1943. After doing his initial training in Australia he travelled to the UK via America. Further training, including an accident and night vision tests, led to 102 Squadron and a full tour of…

AEdwardsM171030.mp3
Megan Edwards talks about her husband, Arthur Edwards, who served in the RAF with 102 Squadron. Tells of how they met at school and always kept in touch through the war, until they married on October 7th, 1944. She remembers working at the Bristol…

LToombsG1590211v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers for George Toombs, flight engineer, covering the period from 1 May 1944 to 7 October1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF…

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,…

PPopeKMJ18010002.pdf
Royal Air Force flying log book for Sergeant Kenneth Pope, flight engineer, covering the period 25 September 1944 to 17 May 1945, detailing training, and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Winthorpe, RAF Syerston, RAF Waddington. Aircraft…

PPopeKMJ18010050.jpg
Handwritten notes giving brief details of the operations and two relevant short newspaper cuttings, one titled 'Eight breaches both sides of flushing'.

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PPopeKMJ18010049.jpg
Lancaster PO-Y on end of runway mistakenly captioned '6-10-45' (should be 6-10-44), 'First operation', '4hrs 30mins', 'BREMEN'. Personnel visible in the background.

LCuttsE431716v1.pdf
Air gunner's log book for Ernest Cutts, rear gunner, covering the period 23 November 1943 to 21 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations and post war flying. He was stationed at RAF West Sale, RAF Litchfield, RAF Marston Moor, RAF…

PHouriganM18010039.jpg
Target photograph of Bremen. Almost completely obscured by light streaks, no detail visible. Captioned '3°F', '6B', '3109 SKELL.6/7.10.44//NT.8" 16500' [arrow] 216° 2034 BREMEN RD.D. 27 X 4. 27secs. F/O. GREEN. D.61.'. On the reverse 'F/O. GREEN.…

PHouriganM18010029.jpg
Target photograph of Flushing. Crossing coastline, bomb explosions, airborne debris clearly visible. Captioned '8° F', '5B]', '3188 SKELL.7.10.44.// 8" 5500' [arrow] 055° 1358 FLUSHING RD.T.14X1000.C 21 secs.S/L McFADDEN.T.61'. On the reverse 'S/L…

PHouriganM18010015.jpg
Target photograph of Flushing. Crossing coast line, craters, lakes, disturbed water, roads and field boundaries clearly visible. Captioned '11B2ND', '3190. SKELL. 7.10.44.// 8" 5500' [arrow] 055° 1358. FLUSHING RD.T.14X1000.C 21 secs.S/L…

PHouriganM18010007.jpg
Target photograph of Bremen. No details clearly visible, a small number of light streaks and many pin points of light visible. Captioned '3° F', '6B', '3123 SKELL.6/7.10.44//NT.8" 16250' [arrow] 202° 2033. BREMEN RD.A.27X4.27secs.F/O BOON.A.61.'.…

SChattertonJ159568v10400.jpg
Annotated 'Bombing Leader' at the top. Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 6/7 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Number are annotated by each crew. Included standby crew and duty personnel.

SChattertonJ159568v10394.jpg
Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 8 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Some crews have a number annotated. Includes reserve crew with aircraft "P" allocated and duty personnel

SChattertonJ159568v10392.jpg
Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details preselection and false target settings as well as weights and timings. On the reverse a sketch map showing aiming point, notes on target indicator and visual bombing.

PHouriganM18030125.jpg
Target photograph of Bremen. Obscured by numerous light streaks. Captioned '3°F', '7B', 3095 SKELL.6/7.10.44//NT.8" 16250' [arrow] 195° 2030 BREMEN RD.F. 21 X 4. 21secs. F/O. NISBET. F.50.'. On the reverse ' [underlined] F/O NISBET 6/7.10.44.…

LAllenDJ1880966v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s, air gunner’s and flight engineer’s flying log book for Flight Sergeant Derrick Allen air gunner, covering the period from 11 February 1944 to 25 April 1945. Detailing training and operations flown. He was stationed…

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…

MemoroDE#14947.mp3
Gerda Gentner (b. 1934) recalls the first bombing of Dresden on 7 October 1944. Gerda describes how she unsuccessfully tried to persuade a young boy to take shelter with her in the basement and reminisces her feeling when she knew that he had died…
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