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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945-03-22"

PFOMetheringhamAF19050008.jpg
Reconnaissance photograph showing a river running top to bottom and a bridge crossing in the middle with several spans down. There are many craters on both sides of the river. Explanatory note 'NIENBURG BRIDGE over the river Weser after the attack by…

MCatlingBG3005381-151228-02.pdf
Notes that he was posted to 50 Squadron on 2nd November 1944. Then lists 29 operations flown by Lancaster crew including Gordon Catling from Royal Air Force Skellingthorpe between November 1944 and April 1945. First operation flown as co-pilot on…

EGrantFPDonaldsonDW450322-0001.jpg
Catches up with current personal news from Canada. Writes that he misses squadron but has received letter from colleague. States things in Canada better than England and comment on the weather. Send regards to all.

AWeirA180328.mp3
Archie was born in Ayreshire. He was about 17 when he joined, then went to South Africa to train as a bomb aimer. In February 1943 Archie worked on Halifax Mk 2 before being transferred to Lancaster finishing school at RAF Syerston. In November…

PBeltonSLS1513.jpg
The memorial honours three fallen of the parish: Spencer Lewis Belton, Raymond William Cook and Frank Hume.

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…

LSandersDS1869292v1.pdf
The log book covers the operational career of flight engineer David Sanders from 5 July 1944 to 29 May 1945. He joined 619 Squadron at RAF Strubby on 28 September 1944, from where he flew Lancasters on two daylight and three night time operations…

PQuineJW16020283.jpg
Target photograph showing smoke from six bombs in built up area in centre of frame. Open countryside and fields all round. Captioned '3690, L.SGN, 22.3.45, 7", 15000, 048, 1492, DULMEN J, 18 MC 500DT. C31SECS, F?O QUINE, J, 582'.

PHouriganM18010013.jpg
Target photograph of Bremen. Edge of the city visible but mainly open country, bomb craters, a rail line running across, a river or canal, streets and field boundaries all visible. Captioned '3', '4819 SKELL.22.3.45//8". 16400' 068° 1409 BREMEN.S…

PHouriganM18010001.jpg
Target photograph of Bremen. Explosions in the middle of the frame obscure the road and railway bridges over the river Weser. The photograph covers a largely built-up area: gas works, Bremen Hauptbahnhof and Bremen Neustadt stations are visible, the…

PHouriganM18010003.jpg
Target photograph of Bremen. Edge of city towards rural area. Explosions at top right, bomb craters below on fields. River on left and gas works top left. Flaring on left and right of the photograph. Captioned ' 4804 SKELL. 22.3.45//7". 17000' 070°…

SChattertonJ159568v10270.jpg
States H hour '0405' Details preselection, distributor and false height settings and other details. On the reverse; marking and tactics including Mosquito and Wanganui, bombing details, Window, camera settings and other information and instructions.

PFOMetheringhamAF19050003.jpg
Left and right - side by side reconnaissance photographs showing on the left a town with river flowing top to bottom with buildings and roads. On the right - large areas bottom left quadrant shows destroyed buildings and craters. Explanatory text…

PWhitworthJ1509.jpg
Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Some target indicator streaks run from the upper left of the photograph toward the centre, with more coming into the top left of the photograph toward the top centre. Captioned '5/B', and…

PWhitworthJ1515.jpg
Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Some target indicator streaks are clustered toward the top left of the photograph, with others across the centre and lower half. One small flare is visible to the right of centre. Captioned…
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