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BWhittleGGWhittleGGv2.pdf
A description of the briefing by 'Bomber Harris' and attack on Peenemünde on 17 August 1943.

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Betty Hedges grew up in South London in the final years before the war and she recalls a happy childhood. She describes a close family and community life where the children played unworried in the streets and she talks about the games they played and…

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Margaret Longmate from Edinburgh came from a family with long links to the RAF. Her uncle had been in the Flying Corps in the First World War and various other friends and family joined the service during the Second World War. Therefore, it seemed…

AMunroKW160522.mp3
Kenneth Munro experienced his first flight as a young teenager and the experience assured him that he wanted to continue to fly. He was training as an accountant while he waited for his opportunity to join the Royal Australian Air Force. He was…

AStathamR160627.mp3
Rex Statham was born in Luton. His father died in a motorbike accident when he was very young. Although Rex had been very keen to join the Navy he volunteered for the RAF as a flight mechanic. When he realised that many trained mechanics were being…

AStopesRoeM150601.mp3
Discusses her father’s designs work and remembers both skipping stones on a river during holidays with her father and catapulting marbles over a washtub in their garden. She goes on to discuss the Eder Möhne and Sorpe operation, the bouncing bomb…

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Eric Horsham was born in Plumstead, London. He worked initially as a messenger for the Royal Ordnance before following the family footsteps in to the railways. He volunteered for air crew and began training as a flight engineer. He flew operations…

AVanRielJF150825.mp3
Coby Van Riel was a child of about six when the Germans invaded Holland. She lived in a fishing port area of The Hague where her father had a number of jobs to make ends meet in the difficult days before the war and her mother ran a chemist shop. She…

BStoreyDPStoreyDPv1.pdf
A memoir of David Storey's service from 27 May 1943 to April 1944. He describes his 32 completed operations as a navigator on Halifaxes and including details of incidents and aircraft losses.

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Letter from Rupert Harwood to his daughter Janet. He thanks her for her letter and hopes she is not bothered by the flying bombs. He also mentions that he has not had any time off and hopes she is enjoying her music and swimming.

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Letter from Rupert Harwood to his daughter Janet. He writes hoping she is not worrying over the buzz-bombs and that he is sending a parcel with sweets and chocolate and foreign stamps.

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An account of Jim Allen's life from 1941 to 1997. He details meeting his future wife and their intermittent courtship. There is great detail about his social life and relationship with his future wife. There are two pages of photographs:
First page:…

BAllenJHAllenJHv1.pdf
A Short Personal View of a Bit of History (interview with Jim Allen)
'Based at Burn' Introduction by Jim Allen
One More Chalked Up
A Trip to Remember
Sabotage on 578 Squadron at Burn by Joe Dudley
Memories of 578 Squadron at Burn 1944 by Joe…

BDudleyCDudleyCv1.pdf
A document written by Jim Allen's navigator. He describes his early training and difficulties when navigating in the UK, Jim Allen's skills, his own behaviour on the aircraft, flying under a bomber shortly before the target, his relief at surviving…

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Buff file cover. Contents: photos day, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit photographs, PRU report from BCIR.

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States that squadron was detailed to attack third constructional site at Sirancourt just to the west of St Pol. One P-51, two Mosquitos and 17 Lancasters took off for attack. Reports clear weather and good target marking. Aircraft bombed visually to…

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Date 25 June 1944, target, zero hour 0905 hours.Lists leader and marker 1 in P51, two more markers in Mosquito and 17 crews in Lancaster carrying tallboy bombs.

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Note. 'SIRACOURT. THIS PREVIOUS CLEAR COVER CONFIRMS THE SUSPECTED DAMAGE FROM PREVIOUS AND CLOUDY SORTIE. THE WEST SIDE OF THE MAIN UNIT HAS ABOUT A THIRD OF ITS LENGTH DAMAGED. BT 070110B, C PARA WIZERNES LINWE 3 WA THE RAILWAY, VC PARA BIENNA IS…

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Reconnaissance photograph showing area completely covered by many craters. On thew reverse 'Date 11.7.44, Unit WS, Neg No. G109'

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields virtually covered with craters. Caption '311, W.S., 25.6.44, 8", 16600, 120 degrees, H., H., 617'. At the bottom 'F/Lt Clayton, 1 12000, 0905 hrs'. On the reverse '51:97/17'.

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Series of three target photographs taken at intervals from the same aircraft. First image shows open countryside with fields. Target area with large number of craters is bottom right and this moves to centre in subsequent images. Caption 'sequnce…

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Sequence of two target photographs taken at intervals from the same aircraft. First image shows open countryside with fields and smoke from explosion bottom centre. Target area with many craters is bottom right. Second image shows target area on the…

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields. The whole area is covered in craters. Caption '283, W.S., 25.6.44, 8", 16400, 134 degrees, C., C., 617'. On the bottom 'F/O Standford 1 x 12000, [...] hrs'. On the reverse '51:97/11'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields. There is smoke from explosion middle bottom. Caption '280, W.S., 25.6.44, 8", 18500, 104 degrees, Y., Y., 617'. On the bottom 'S/L McCarthy 1 x 12000, 0909 hrs'. On the reverse '512:97/10'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-060029.jpg
Sequence of two target photographs taken at intervals from the same aircraft. Both show open countryside with fields. In the first image a tallboy is visible bottom left. In the second, there is an area with many craters bottom right and smoke from…
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