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BMayBJMayBJv10001.jpg
Ben May's life and service as a flight engineer on 420 Squadron flying Halifax from January 1945. Relate life before volunteering for aircrew and being called up for the RAF in February 1944. Provides short description of training and joining 420…

YJonesFT1717191v1.pdf
Navigator's. air bombers and air gunners log book used as a daily diary from 23 January 1944 until 31 January 1944. Describes daily activities including lectures as well as training and test flights. Mentions social activities, weather, inspections…

LTeaseJ[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for J Tease, covering the period from 13 June 1944 to 10 October 1944. Detailing his operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Tholthorpe. Aircraft flown was Halifax. He flew a total of 35 operations with 420 squadron, 14 night…

PJonesFT1727.jpg
Blurred target photograph. Captioned 32B, TPL. 16-27/3/44//NT 8" 21700 > 156 degrees, 2213, Essen, M,6x30 - 6 x 4.31sec W.O. Leonard, R 420'. On the reverse 'One prior turnover on ground'.

PJonesFT1729.jpg
Target photograph showing anti-aircraft fire trails and glare. Captioned 'TLP 24/25.3.44//NT 8", 20000 > 354degrees, 2310, Berlin L,6x30,5x4.31 sec, S/L Beal L N 420'.

PJonesFT1730.jpg
Target photograph showing glare. Captioned '324 TLP 26-27/3/44//NT 8" 23000 >156degrees 2211 1/2, Essen, J 6x30-6x4.3 sec, F/L Northern J 420'.

BMilesRJMilesRJv1.pdf
A detailed Biography of Reg' service and post service life.

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Sergeant Ted Lewis holding the barrel of a mid under gun under an aircraft.

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A vertical aerial photograph of St Leu d'Esserent V-1 site during an operation.
The caption reads '1962 TLP 5-8-44 // 8" 15000 --> 117° 1315:30 St Leu d'Esserent A(9x1000)(4x500)f30sec P/O Johnston "A" 420'
The second image is identical.

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Four photographs of St. Leau d'Esserent.
Photo 1 is a target aerial photograph with areas to be bombed. Tunnel entrances, constructions, excavations, railway and a landing quay are marked.
Photo 2 is a vertical aerial photograph taken during the…

PCothliffKB17030033.jpg
14 airmen under the front of their Halifax.
On the reverse -
'This is the only photo of our crew with Ground Crew standing, 2nd from left
Doug Moe Mid-upper
Barry Ashbee F/E
Ray Irwin B.A.
Bill Lynn W.A.G.
Russ McKay Pilot
Gerry Pelletier…

PCothliffKB17030037.jpg
Ted crouched under a Halifax with a gun.
On the reverse 'E.G. "Ted" Lewis with .5 showing free standing mount on bottom of gun. To escape the .5 must be thrown out. June 1944'.
A second image shows the gun in position. On the reverse 'E.G. "Ted"…

PMilesRJ16010001.jpg
Three identical vertical aerial photographs of Castrop-Rauxel during an operation. The right side of the image is obscured by explosions. The street pattern is very clear on the left side.
It is captioned '2536 TLP 11/9/44//8" 16500' -->1330 1845 .7…

PMilesRJ16010003.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of Bergen. In the top of the image are the U-boat pens. It is captioned '2877 TLP 4-10-44 8" 12000' --> 055° 09.29 45 Bergen (B) E (9x1000( (2x500) c27 ½ sec F/S Tease E 420'.

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A vertical aerial photograph of Bottrop. The street pattern is clear.
It is captioned '2762 TLP 27.9.44 8" 6000 -->265° 0934.7 Bottrop E (16x500) c 33 F/S Tease E 420'.

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Three similar vertical aerial photographs of Calais during a bombing operation. Much of the detail is obscured by explosions. The first image is a cropped version of the full photograph.
It is captioned '2693 TLP 25-9-44// 8" 4000' --> 157° 1111.30…

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A Halifax nose with 12 airmen perched on top. Each man is identified by name, trade, air force and home town.
The nose art is a cartoon of a woman, painted 'Tak Yer Time I'm Easy'. 56 bombs are painted on. Under the cockpit is 'Beryle'.
There is a…

PMilesRJ16010012.jpg
A head and shoulders portrait of Reg used as an escape photo. It is annotated with his name, trade and other details.
This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are available.
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