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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-11-21"

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…

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Summary of bombing operations with 433 Squadron from 11 August 1944 to 26 March 1945, Flew as flight engineer on Halifax and then converted to Lancaster December / January 44/45.

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A vertical aerial photograph of Ladbergen taken during an operation. The ground is obscured by cloud but an explosion is visible through the clouds.
It is captioned '7101 WAD. 21/22.11.44//NT. 7" 4000 o45 2105 D.E. Ladbergen 13x 1000 ANM 65 DT. 22…

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Two items from a scrapbook.

Item 1 is a propaganda leaflet, dropped on Homberg on 21 November 44. It is a warning from Dwight D Eisenhower to the German people not to harm in any way those in forced labour battalions or concentration camps. Allies…

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Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an air-to-air photograph of an aircraft exploding after a direct hit.
Photo 2 is an air-to-air photograph of burning pieces of an aircraft after a direct hit.
Photo 3 is a vertical aerial photograph of…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Homberg during a daytime operation. The ground detail is not clear and there are several bomb explosions and some smoke in the centre. Annotated '2329 MEP 21.11.44//8” 20,000. 80[degrees] 1509 HOMBERG Z IHC 4000 IN…

LChubbWF1890485v1.pdf
Flying log book for Bill Chubb, flight engineer covering the period from 12 September 1944 to 2 May 1945. Detailing his flying and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF St Athan, RAF Topcliffe (1659 HCU) & RAF East Moor (432 Sqn). Aircraft…

LSearleROJ615463v1.pdf
Flying log book for R O J Searle, Flight Engineer, covering the period from 25 June 1944 to13 July 1945 and from 17 August 1951 to 14 September 1964.
Detailing his training as a flight engineer and a full tour of operations flown with Bomber…

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Seven aircrew wearing Mae Wests standing arm in arm in front of a Halifax. Annotated at bottom 'MU, WOp, Nav, Pilot, Eng, BA, RG'. Submitted with caption; '…my Father-in-law. Ronald Davis of Chichester. He was flight engineer on Halifax mk3 78…

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Handwritten note giving brief details of the operation and a relevant newspaper cutting titled 'Barges littered the fields'.

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Shows three bomb loads for operations and includes preselection and false height settings. Shows Window and H-hour. On the reverse, marking plan, broadcast winds, bombing heights, alternative plans, master bomber and weight calculations.

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In reply to her letter they advise that she is in order to write to a woman residing near Le Havre and that letters of a personal or family nature or exchanging business are now permitted to liberated France without submission to them, and also that…

Introduces Michael G Hanson an RAF reservist and tells of time sailing before stating training. Covers elementary and advanced training before joining 233 Squadron at RAF Leuchars on Hudson. Relates life on the station, in local area and on maritime…

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Reports arrival of very welcome cakes. Asks after friends and family and writes of future plans to visit Dorset with engineer. Mentions listening to radio for home news and and other domestic financial matters. says he owes other friends/family…

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Navigational computation and a chart for an operation to the Homberg synthetic oil plant.

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Edward Davies (Sonny) joined the RAF at seventeen as a rear gunner. Having crewed up he joined 103 Squadron and flew on fifty operations. Sonny describes being in the rear turret and how close the crew were, so much that they sang to him on his…

LBarberT1047323v2.pdf
T. Barber’s Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Log Book for Aircrew other than Pilot from 27th June 1943 to 6th May 1945 detailing his training, operations and instructional duties as an Air Bomber.
He was stationed at RCAF Station Paulson (No. 7…

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,…

LDennisGC2204350v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for G C Dennis, covering the period from 11 February 1944 to 6 December 1944 when he failed to return from operations. He was stationed at RAF Pembrey, RAF Peplow, RAF Ingham,…

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,…

LProbynEA1896412v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for E A Probyn, air gunner, covering the period from 3 January 1944 to 27 July 1945 and 7 to 11 August 1967. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was…
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