Three cuttings, big planes hit Berlin, heaviest bombs on Essen works and 5000 acres of Cologne are in ruins.
At bottom a three-quarter length image of an airman wearing tunic and side cap captioned 'Don on the bridge at Topcliffe'.
Outlines his training and 30 operations on 433 Squadron flying Halifax and then Lancaster. Writes of Halifax crash shortly after arriving and describes his actions on a busy night on an operation to Bochum when they were hit by antiaircraft fire.…
Photo 1 is a Whitley in flight. It is captioned 'Whitley MkV 1940 77 Sqdn, Topcliffe 1941'.
Photo 2 is eight airmen in flying kit standing in the snow at the nose of a Whitley, captioned 'Jim & Crew pre take off 1941'.